can i use access point as router

Intel / Awrdacpi
December 16, 2010 at 08:14:51
Specs: Windows XP, 2.399 GHz / 503 MB
can i use access point as router

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#1
December 16, 2010 at 10:36:49
No

You can use a router as an AP but not the reverse.

An AP doesn't do NAT/firewall/DHCP which a router does.

Also, an AP won't have a WAN port which is required to connect to the internet.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
December 16, 2010 at 10:41:41
I take it you are talking about a wireless access point.

In which case No. An access point is just that, an access point. It doesn't have DHCP or NAT which a router has nor does it have a built in switch which most home routers have. Its the Switch, DHCP and NAT that allows multiple computers to use a single Internet connection.

Stuart


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