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hey i have a few questions on networking.

1) what is the difference between access points and wireless routers.

2) what is the wireless router looking thing but only has 1 rj45 port.

3) how do you use the device from question 2?
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hey i have a few questions on networking.

1) what is the difference between access points and wireless routers.

2) what is the wireless router looking thing but only has 1 rj45 port.

3) how do you use the device from question 2?

1. an access point(AP) will only do WIRELESS and a wireless router is capable of doing wireless and wired in one device.

2. that is most likely an AP.

3. you have to have a wired router and connect it to the AP with a cat5.

or if you want to do this (not recommended) plug it into your modem directly
and you will have JUST wireless.

Ex. Internet>Modem>Wired Router>AP that is a typical set up.

an access point is usually something you invest in if you already have a wired router and feel you have no need to upgrade the wired router for most home users.
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