The Difference between AP and Wireless Router

Many families will use the wireless network in daily life .wireless ap this is a very common wireless network device, there are also a lot of people do not know much about wireless ap,.Wireless network can meet the needs of the family, such as home installation wireless network, can support the mobile Internet, tablet Internet, can realize network sharing, many families will use the Internet, the key of the wireless network is the wireless ap, what does t wireless ap mean ? what is the difference between wireless ap and wireless network?


 Definition of a wireless ap


Wireless ap is the wireless connection point, namely the core of wireless network, mainly transfer wired signal into wireless network, customers can get the signal that ap transmitted through computer, and then connect to wireless LAN.suitable for many broadband home, some enterprises, park , the network signal can cover dozens of meters or even hundreds of meters of distance, it can achieve network coverage through other wireless ap.


What is the difference between a wireless ap and a wireless router?


One. Functional :

  1. No less are converted from NAT addresses (allowing multiple people to share Internet access) and DHCP (smart terminals automatically allocate IP addresses), while most wireless AP do not have these two functions: wireless AP is equivalent to wireless switches, and cannot be placed at the network exit instead of routing.
  2. Wireless AP support for PoE power supply reduces the complexity of weak current construction.
  3. Wireless AP supports centralized management, which can upgrade AP in batches.restart. The advantages, such as changing passwords and SSID, are more significant in a large number of projects. AP and Wireless Router

two. Reasons for the price difference:


Due to positioning reasons, their price is very different, the general wireless AP it is oriented to the company and the unit market, hundreds of no lines by the home. Therefore, the configuration and quality are different, the general home can carry wireless client (laptop. The pad, etc.) on 10 units, when the number of terminals continues to increase, the network speed is slow. Problems such as frequent dewiring follow; professional wireless; AP30 or more wireless clients can be carried because of higher performance hardware configurations that outperformed wireless routers in both shared features and stability.


three. Hidden problems in the network:

In the actual construction, in order to control the cost, it is very common to use no wiring as a wireless AP. A large number of wireless routers are arranged in the network, laying hidden dangers for the future use of the network.


1.DHCP contradiction

 There is no line by DHCP function, when no line is connected by Lan port up, no line by DHCP this function will follow the exit route DHCP function contradiction, resulting in the Intranet PC by no line by IP but not Internet access.

Because the no line by DHCP by default, once the no line by the reset, there will be contradictions. It is more difficult to locate the fault location.


  1. Network loop

When no less than 4 no lines are opened by Lan, the network cable connected from two different positions is mistakenly inserted in the middle of Lan, and the network loop is formed. At this time, the whole network is full of a large number of useless data packets, and the network is facing the danger of network disconnection. Wireless wireless. Most AP has one interface, reducing the risk of the loop.


Four. Summary of the advantages of wireless AP:

  1. Simple layout, plug and play.
  2. Simple function, reduce contradictions. The probability of faults such as the loop.
  3. High hardware configuration and strong stability.
  4. Support PoE power supply to reduce the construction difficulty.
  5. Support AC centralized management, with strong convenience.




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