Wireless And Wired Access

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A wireless access point (WAP) or simply access point in computer networking is a networking hardware system that enables other Wi-Fi devices to link to a wired network. They generally form wireless local area networks (WLANs).

An access point acts as a central transmitter and receiver of wireless radio signals. Mainstream WAPs support Wi-Fi and are used in homes, public internet hotspots, and business networks to accommodate wireless mobile devices.

On the other hand, a wired access point uses an Ethernet cable to connect to a wired router, switch, or hub and provides a Wi-Fi signal to a specific location.

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Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is the process of accessing a communicating network or Internet on a fixed wireless network.

An example is a wireless broadband set up between two fixed locations connected through fixed wireless access devices. In other words, wireless access service is a way to provide wireless Internet access to homes or offices without laying any fiber or cables to provide connectivity.

The access network is a form of channel, which connects an end system to the immediate router on a pathway from the end system to any other remote end system.

To be more precise, the access network is the last leg of the telecommunications network that runs from the service provider’s facility to your home or business.

There are two common types of access networks:

1. FTTH – Fiber To The Home (FTTH) uses optical fibers from a central office directly to individual buildings and provides high-speed Internet access among all access networks.

2. 3G and LTE – It uses cellular telephony to send or receive packets through a nearby base station operated by the cellular network provider.

3G Internet refers to the third generation of mobile phone standards as set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Long Term Evolution (LTE) provides mobile users with high-speed wireless communication and improved network bandwidth.

The wireless access point range depends upon the wireless access point or wireless router, its antenna’s sensitivity and also the exact 802.11 standards being used.

A general rule in networking says that 802.11b/g WAPs and routers support a range of up to 150 feet indoor and 300 feet outdoors. Another rule states that the effective range of 802.11a is approximately one-third that of 802.11b/g.

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Almost everybody has at least one internet-connected device in today’s world of technology. Because of the growing popularity of these devices, it’s really important to implement security strategies to minimize your chance of exploitation.

So it’s necessary to take safety precautions while configuring your devices. At Tru Technical Partners our team provides complete support and management for routers, WAPs and multi-layer switches. We monitor and report the performance of all key network devices.

After connecting a wireless access point for your home due to the COVID lockdown or office, it’s important to take care of the wireless access point security that involves configuring the wireless settings to your wireless network devices.

To minimize security risks, we can do a few things to ensure the safety of your wireless network.

These include changing default passwords, restricting access through media access control, encrypting your wireless data, protecting Service Set Identifier (SSID), installing a firewall, maintaining antivirus software, keeping your access point software patched and up to date, checking your router manufacturers’ wireless security options and connecting using a virtual private network, etc.

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