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Access Point

Acronym(s):
AP
Definition(s):

  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.
Source(s): 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.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-97

Synonym(s):

None

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