WLAN access points
An access point is a device that connects a wireless network to a wired network. It usually consists of a transceiver, an antenna and a power supply. Access points are used in homes and businesses to provide wireless Internet access. They are usually placed near the center of the coverage area so that they can provide the best possible signal strength. In addition, access points can be used to extend the range of a wireless network by providing additional signal paths. When multiple access points are used in this way, it is referred to as a mesh network.