wireless access point

noun

: access point
Two essential components are needed to set up a Wi-Fi network. One is a wireless access point that serves as a hub for the network. It connects to the Internet via cable, DSL or even a dial-up modem and serves as a traffic cop for all the other devices on your network, letting them share the Internet connection and talk to one another.Steve Morgenstern, Cigar Aficionado, July/August 2002

Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wireless access point was in 1992

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“Wireless access point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wireless%20access%20point. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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