Can we say access point is a kind of transceiver?

transceiver can change one form of media to another like fiber to UTP cable how about access point?

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  • Ebilan
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    1 decade ago
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    I answered this exact same question earlier. As I said earlier.

    Yes an access point is a transceiver.

    A transceiver is a device which can both transmit and receive.

    If you don't beleive my definition then try looking it up in a dictionary, tell you what I'll do it for you.

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    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

    trans·ceiv·er

    –noun Radio. a transmitter and receiver combined in one unit.

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    [Origin: 1935–40; trans(mitter) + (re)ceiver]

    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)

    Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

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    If you mean can an access point take data transfer in one form i.e radio waves and retransmit it in another form i.e data down an ethernet cable then yes it can. That's generally the whole idea of an access point.

    Source(s): http://www.dictionary.com for the quote
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