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TP-Link 450Mbps Wireless N Access Point (TL-WA901ND V5)

TP Link's Wireless N Access Point is designed to establish or expand a scalable high-speed wireless N network, or to...

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TP-Link 450Mbps Wireless N Access Point (TL-WA901ND V5)
 

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Ubiquiti Networks UniFi AP AC LR Long Range Indoor Access Point

The Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC LR is ideal for long-range deployments offering simultaneous dual-band operation, With 3x3...

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Ubiquiti Networks UniFi AP AC LR Long Range Indoor Access Point
 

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Ubiquiti Networks UniFi 802.11AC Outdoor AP Mesh Pro

Ubiquiti Networking UniFi 802.11AC Outdoor AP Mesh Pro, 2.4 GHz Speed 450 Mbps, 2.4 GHz MIMO 3 x 3, 5 GHz Speed* 1300...

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Ubiquiti Networks UniFi 802.11AC Outdoor AP Mesh Pro
 

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Tenda Nova MW3 AC1200 Whole Home Mesh WiFi Router System 2-Pack

Tenda Nova MW3 AC1200 Whole Home Mesh WiFi Router System 2-Pack, MU-MIMO Technology, Seamless Roaming, Parental...

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Tenda Nova MW3 AC1200 Whole Home Mesh WiFi Router System 2-Pack
 

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Ubiquiti Networks Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO Wireless AC1750 Dual Band PoE Ac...

Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC Pro features the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 3x3 MIMO technology in a refined industrial design /...

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Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO Wireless AC1750 Dual Band PoE Access Point
 

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Ubiquiti Networks Unifi UAP-NanoHD 4x4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

Ubiquiti Networks Unifi UAP-NanoHD 4x4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

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Ubiquiti Networks Unifi UAP-NanoHD 4x4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point
 

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TP-Link RE305 AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender

2.4GHz band(300Mbps), 5GHz band(867Mbps), Intelligent signal light helps to fi­nd the best location for optimal...

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TP-Link RE305 AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender
 

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Access points and Network Bridges

Access points and Network Bridges

Access points and bridges essentially extend the range of a network connection. Although on the surface both look like very similar products, there are some very clear differences.

What is the difference between an access point and a network bridge?

Access Point

Wireless Access Point

At a very basic level, a wireless access point adds wireless networking capabilities to a router. This in turn allows you to connect multiple wireless-enabled devices such as tablets, mobile phones, printers, and PC's to your network.

If you want to install a separate wireless access point there are a variety of benefits you will gain over using a standard wireless router including the ability to use it as a WIFI repeater. You can also create a separate managed area of the network with different security credentials. This allows you to limit device connections, website access or apply other rules as required while leaving your main network with complete access.

 

Upgrade your WIFI network to 5 Ghz

Another great use for a wireless access point is converting your old 2.4GHz wireless router into a 5 GHz capable network. By simply connecting the access point to your current router and configuring it, you can make use of the latest technology and 'broadcast' your network on both the 2.5GHz and 5GHz bands.

Example:

Wireless Access Point

Wireless Bridge

 

Wireless Network Bridge

Network bridges are designed to connect completely separate networks. This allows you to connect your private network to all of the devices connected to the network bridge. This creates a literal 'data bridge' between devices.

Many businesses use bridges to create 'long distance' point to point network connections between anything from buildings to security cameras.

 

Example:

Wireless Network Bridge

WIFI Range Extender

 

Hybrid Devices

Today it is more common to see hybrid devices which combine functionalities of both. For instance, certain WIFI extenders combine a network bridge with a wireless access point. This not only allows extends the range of your WIFI network but allows you to connect devices which utilise ethernet. 

 

 


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