In a wireless network, an access point (AP) is a device through which you can send and receive data to and from other users on a wireless network.
One or more access points can create a wireless local area network (WLAN) both indoors and outdoors. Access points are connected to routers and switches by an Ethernet cable that usually runs invisibly through walls or drop ceilings.
When users move throughout an office building or large space beyond the range of one access point, they are immediately handed over to the next access point, ensuring continuous connection. Well-placed access points provide reliable Wi-Fi coverage without dead spots.