access point


Definition of access point

: a stand-alone device or computer that allows wireless devices (such as laptop computers) to connect to and communicate with a wired computer network You have some final steps to go through to set up your access point to communicate properly and securely with the server …— Jim Aspinwall, Installing, Troubleshooting, and Repairing Wireless Networks, 2003

called also wireless access point

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1993, in the meaning defined above

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“Access point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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