Can a wireless access point be used to plug into a wired router to receive wifi access?

Drsunil V September 27, 2013
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Can a wireless access point be used to plug into a wired router to receive wifi access?

  1. Hovsep A
    September 27, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    will it not be better to buy a new router otherwise things can become expensive?
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    • Drsunil V
      September 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      The reason for asking is because the isp does not allow wifi routers outside of it's isp make and themselves do not have wireless routers for their subscribers and won't thereby allow to set wifi router routers outside of it's make by their employees and non-company employees are not well versed with isp outside of their own company

  2. Oron J
    September 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Dr Sunil, that' is what a Wireless Access Point is for. It is a means of making WiFi available on an otherwise wired network!

    • Drsunil V
      September 29, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Can wifi extender be used to convert wired router to wifi?

    • Oron J
      September 30, 2013 at 9:03 am

      It depends on the model. Most WiFi extenders are technically repeaters - they are made of two WiFi modules connected "back to back" so that every signal received by one, is retransmitted (repeated) by the other, thus extending the range.
      I have seen some units sold as WiFi extenders which "extend" the WiFi by combining a wired (ethernet or PowerLine) module with WiFi. Althought it's true that they can be used to extend WiFi networks, they really are WiFi access points, which is what you were asking about in the first place!
      In other words, check the *description* of the item, and work out whether it's likely to work for you. If possible, contact the vendor's help line (or the manufacturer's) and ask them - that way you'll both have an authoritative answer and you'll be able to return the item if it doesn't work as advertised!

    • Drsunil V
      September 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks for nice answer!

  3. Guy M
    September 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I'm not sure I understand the question. Let me try to rephrase it:
    You want to plug a wireless access point (AP) into a wired router that is connected to the Internet. Then you could get WiFi access through the wireless AP?

    If that's the question, then yes, you should be able to do that. That's the standard way of hooking these things up.

    • Drsunil V
      September 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks. You have understood the question correctly. Can you please elaborate whether WAPoint works to enable wifi access from wired router by plug-and-play?

    • Guy M
      September 27, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Once you have the AP connected to the router, which in turn connects to the Internet, you should be able to make a wireless connection to your AP.
      Setting up your AP shouldn't be much different than setting up a wireless router. You will need to know how to access the APs configuration page to set the SSID, password, and possibly a username depending on the type of AP.
      You shouldn't require any configuration of the router to make the AP connect with it.
      I hope that answers your question. If not, write back with the make and model of the AP.

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