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Access point

What is a Wi-Fi access point?

A Wi-Fi access point is a device that allows wireless communication, such as smartphones and laptops, to connect to the internet. It acts like a bridge between the wired network and wireless devices, using radio waves to transmit data between them. Access points are commonly found in public places like airports, coffee shops and hotels, as well as in homes and offices. They can be a separate device or built into a router and are designed to make it easy for multiple users to access the internet wirelessly.

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