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Old June 4th 06, 10:37 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ernie Webber
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Default WAP

Never having tried broadband before, can anyone explain what the difference
is between a wireless WAP and a router /modem

Old June 4th 06, 12:47 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default WAP

Ernie Webber wrote:
can anyone explain what the difference
is between a wireless WAP and a router /modem

a wireless access point (WAP is something else altogether) connects
wireless clients to a wired LAN - usually its a bridge between two
media in the same network.

A modem is for connecting to a phone or cable line, a router is for
routing from one network to another.

So a combined ADSL wireless modem router like a Belkin 7632-uk4a will
connect to your phone line and provide a wireless signal and 4 wired
ports for an ethernet LAN. Traffic for the internet will be routed out
onto the phone line via the inbuilt modem.



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