CNET GLOSSARY: Terms for the techie
Wirelessly networked devices usually connect to a wired LAN through a hardware device called an access point. Multiple access points, set up in various locations around an office, let users roam from office to conference room to coworker's cubicle while staying connected. An access point can also be one of the capabilities offered by a gateway or another networking device.
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