What is the difference between Network Access Points (NAP's) and Internet Service Provider (ISP's)?
I want the difference not the definitions.
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Network access point can be an ethernet cable in your friend's place or any wifi network around you.
An isp (internet service provider) is the company that makes your friend pay to access the internet via his ethernet cable or wifi nap
- ericLv 59 years ago
There aren't many similarities, they are totally different things.
A network access point would be the point at which the "wire" from your house taps into the internet. NAPs would be owned (or partially owned) by an ISP or multiple ISPs. Often the distance from your house to an NAP can affect your maximum connection speed, particularly with DSL.