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wireless access points?
i need to know can you use a wireless access point wirelessly. no cables just put one in a location and run off it if you already have a router. if so what kind and how do you set it up.
- SandyLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Access points are really for one purpose only; and that is to extend the network coverage area of your wireless router.
Kind of similar to an extension cord.
For example, if your router will work up to 1500 sq. ft., and you install an access point capable of covering another 1500 sq. ft; then if you were 2750 sq. ft. away from your router, your signal would actually be sent to the access point, which would then relay the information to the router.
I would recommend purchasing an access point made by the manufacturer of the wireless router, and specifically for that model of router.