Access Point

In a wireless local area network (WLAN), an access point is a station that transmits and receives data (sometimes referred to as a transceiver).it connects users to other users within the network and also can serve as the point of interconnection between the WLAN and a fixed wire network. Each access point can serve multiple users within a defined network area; as people move beyond the range of one it, they are automatically handed over to the next one. A small WLAN may only require a single; the number required increases as a function of the number of network users and the physical size of the network.