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Access Point (AP)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(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Source(s): NIST SP 800-121 Rev. 1 [Superseded]
NIST SP 800-121 Rev. 2
NIST SP 800-48 Rev. 1