A device that logically connects wireless client devices operating in infrastructure to one another and provides access to a distribution system, if connected, which is typically an organization’s enterprise wired network.
NIST SP 800-48 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-121 Rev. 1
An AP logically connects STAs with a distribution system (DS), which is typically an organization’s wired infrastructure. APs can also logically connect wireless STAs with each other without accessing a distribution system.
NIST SP 800-97