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  2. Wireless access point - Wikipedia

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    In computer networking, a wireless access point (WAP), or more generally just access point (AP), is a networking hardware device that allows other Wi-Fi devices to connect to a wired network. As a standalone device, the AP may have a wired connection to a router , but, in a wireless router , it can also be an integral component of the router ...

  3. Rogue access point - Wikipedia

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    Soft access point. A "soft access point" (soft AP) can be set up on a Wi-Fi adapter using for example Windows' virtual Wi-Fi or Intel's My WiFi. This makes it possible, without the need of a physical Wi-Fi router, to share the wired network access of one computer with wireless clients connected to that soft AP.

  4. Access point - Wikipedia

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    Access point or Access Point may refer to: Access Point (Antarctica), a rocky point on Anvers Island, Antarctica; Wireless access point, a device to connect to a wireless computer network; Subject access point, a method in a bibliographic database by which books, journals, and other documents are accessed; See also. All pages with titles ...

  5. Wireless LAN - Wikipedia

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    A wireless Ethernet bridge allows the connection of devices on a wired Ethernet network to a wireless network. The bridge acts as the connection point to the wireless LAN. Wireless distribution system. A wireless distribution system (WDS) enables the wireless interconnection of access points in an IEEE 802.11 network. It allows a wireless ...

  6. Hotspot (Wi-Fi) - Wikipedia

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    Public hotspots are typically created from wireless access points configured to provide Internet access, controlled to some degree by the venue. In its simplest form, venues that have broadband Internet access can create public wireless access by configuring an access point (AP), in conjunction with a router to connect the AP to the Internet. A ...

  7. Internet access - Wikipedia

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    Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) is a broadband wireless access technology that uses microwave signals operating between 26 GHz and 29 GHz. Originally designed for digital television transmission (DTV), it is conceived as a fixed wireless, point-to-multipoint technology for utilization in the last mile.

  8. Enhanced 9-1-1 - Wikipedia

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    After a national test of Wireless Emergency Alerts (live since 2012) on 3 October 2018, a number of rumours and false statements spread on social media.Among them a tweet by John McAfee that went viral, in which McAfee claimed that the "Predentials alert" involved the E911 system, and that smartphones have a "E911 chip" capable of giving the government access to the phone's location and ...

  9. Wireless security - Wikipedia

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    Wireless security is the prevention of unauthorized access or damage to computers or data using wireless networks, which include Wi-Fi networks.The term may also refer to the protection of the wireless network itself from adversaries seeking to damage the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of the network.