Access point

Updated: 07/06/2021 by Computer Hope
Access point

Alternatively referred to as a base station and wireless router, an access point is a wireless receiver for connecting wirelessly to a network or the Internet. This term can refer to both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices. The image shows a Linksys wireless access point router; it utilizes multiple antennas to improve the signal.

What is an access point name?

An access point name is another name sometimes used to describe the SSID (service set identifier). See our SSID page for further information about this name.

Base station, Bluetooth, BSS, Hardware terms, Network terms, Router, WAP, Wi-Fi, Wireless