Wirless AP and Router

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Jan 31st, 2007

guys just wanted to know whats the main difference between....wirless router and wirless access point.....like dlink which u get for 100$ and cisco aironet........plz help

I have this problem too.
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john.preves Tue, 02/06/2007 - 20:52

The wireless router -dlink etc..is a cable/dsl router with an AP stuck to it. There are not many settings you can play with like power levels etc. This is what you get grandma so she has a firewall and NAT capability to keep some of the bastages, and also an AP so she can use her new laptop she got for christmas because you love her so much.

A Cisco or other enterprise device is exactly that. Designed to work in an enterprise. It has bells and whistles you haven't even thought of.

Although this link:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/index.php

is for a third party firmware that allows dlink et. al. to have very good capabilities they didn't come with...

I cannot attest to it but many good friends swear by it for their personal use.

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