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#1 Wassim

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 07:41 PM

Whats the difference between a Wireless Access point and a wireless router??
Whats is the access point used for?
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:15 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_access_point
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 08:58 AM

I went om wiki before posting my question here.
i am talking practicly where do we use WAP and where wireless routers?
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 10:22 AM

Wireless routers contain a Wireless Access Point. But if you've got a wired router that doesn't have wireless built in - then you'd need a Wireless Access Point to add wireless capability to that network.

To further confuse the issue, you can setup most wireless routers to function as a wireless access point.
In my case I had to do 3 things:
1) Adjust the DHCP range on the wired router to allow for a fixed IP address for the wireless access point outside of the DHCP range (I set the DHCP range from 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.51)
2) Set a static IP address on the wireless access point outside of the DHCP range of the wired router (I used 192.168.0.98)
3) Disabled DHCP in the wireless access point.
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:38 PM

Thanks usama u made things clearer.

Edited by Wassim, 24 November 2007 - 07:38 PM.

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