Wireless access points are commonly used hardware devices that allow Wi-Fi-compliant devices to connect to a wired network. WAPs connect to routers but are also available nowadays as integrated into routers. The following article lists the best wireless access points(WAPs) for your network. Have a read.
10. VICTONY 4-in-1 Wireless-N Mini AP/Repeater ($30.88)
This is a multi-function device featuring Mini AP, Repeater, Router, WIPS. It allows a high-speed stable connection up to 300 Mbps. The unit is backwards compatible with 802.11b/g products and has universal compatibility with all devices and easy setup/installation. The compact size makes it ideal for travel and you can now enjoy WiFi anywhere. A great buy.
“First time trying out a wifi extender and setup was very easy. I plugged it in and used my iMac to connect to it and it automatically routed me to the installation program. I connected it to the wifi and set its name and password within 5 min. Now i get over 20mbps in areas that had no wifi at all! This was definitely a worthy investment as i share wifi with the landlord upstairs and i had a lot of dead spots where I live downstairs.”- Amazon’s Customer Review.
9. NETGEAR ProSAFE 802.11n Wireless-N Access Point ($72.38)
This is Netgear’s wireless access point with up to 15 times the speed and 10 times the coverage of 802.11g networks. It features enterprise-grade wireless security with 802.1x and radius servers. The unit comes with PoE compatibility to eliminate external power devices. The external antennas add more coverage and mounting slots are available for wall or ceiling placement. It is easy to setup and has configurable power levels. The speed is pretty good and you get a quite stable connection. The case is made up of plastic and has not so consumer-oriented security interface (which you can get familiar with easily).
“This wireless access point was very easy to setup and connect to our network. Wireless performance boost was immediately noticeable in the extended area it was placed. Small, slim design makes it easy to place anywhere.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. EnGenius EAP300 Wireless-n Access Point ($49.94)
This is a high power 300Mbps wireless access point by Engenius. This unit has been designed on the basis of a smoke detector and features 802.11 b/g/n high-power indoor long range accessing, 800MW access point, wads bridge,wads APE with embedded 5dbi omnidirectional antenna. It can transmit power up to 29dBm which provides greater wireless coverage than ordinary access points.
“Love these… We’ve deployed 6 so far in a hotel wireless system. Easy to setup, looks like a smoke detector (we turn off the activity and link lights and leave on the power light to further add to the ‘deception’), and great stats available. The built in POE is awesome and makes installation prep easy since we don’t have to run power to each unit.”- Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. AMAKE Wireless Access Point ($18.99)
This is Amake’s WiFi router extender amplifier wireless access point with an integrated long-range mini router. The dual external antennas comply with IEEE802.11n/g/b. It can work as a repeater, router,client, AP, bridge for different networking demands. The device transfers data at a high speed of 300Mbps and penetrates walls and multi-story house’s walls. The dual antennas are built for distributing maximum signal to the nooks and crannies of your house.
“This wireless router is a Godsend! The best part about it is it’s not only a standard wireless router–it also serves as a repeater or range extender and an AP or access point. The fact that it’s all 3-in-1 saves you from having to buy separate devices! Most useful for us so far has been this router’s repeater mode, which boosts the WIFI signal, effectively extending its coverage.”- Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Ubiquiti Networks Access Point (UAP-AC-PRO-US) ($127.46)
This is a dual radio access point with 3 dual band antennas of 3 dBi each. The maximum power consumption of the unit is 9W and it interfaces through 2 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports. The unit features auto-sensing 802.3af/802.3 at PoE support and can be powered by any of the following: Ubiquiti Networks UniFi Switch 802.3af, 802.3at PoE+ compliant switch Ubiquiti Networks Gigabit PoE adapter.
“I’ve been using Ubiquiti products for a long time. I’ve always thought their products were mediocre and really not all that great a value. But, I decided to try them again, and I’m glad I did. Things have come a long way since the last time I used them (more than a year). Not only do the products work great now, but the software is greatly improved, and even my older products work better since upgrading them to the latest firmware. I like this so much I bought two additional APs and will be buying a switch soon. Highly recommended!”- Amazon’s Customer Review.
5. D-Link Wireless Access Point (DAP-1650) ($88.99)
This is a wireless dual band WiFi Gigabit Range Extender with an integrated access point. The unit features dual-band connectivity for greater flexibility and reduced interference. The wireless AC1200 allows high-speed wireless connectivity to devices. It can connect using Gigabit Ethernet ports for high-speed wired connection to up to 4 PC devices. It comes with a push button for easy connection to wireless devices and is compatible with any wireless router brand.
“I just purchased and installed a second one; I now have 5 bar signal strength on three 2.4Ghz channels and three 5Ghz channels on all three floors of my house.“- Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. Cisco-Linksys WAP54G Wireless-G Access Point ($85.24)
This is a WAP less router featuring wireless MAC address filtering. It is backwards compatible with existing IEEE 802.11b devices at 11 Mbps and supports data rates up to 54 Mbps up to 5 times faster than 802.11b and 64,128-bit WEP encryption.
“Can’t tell you how happy I am with this product. I’m amazed you can still find them. I’ve been using three different WAP54G for over ten years and only lost one (due to a lightening storm). I use these in bridge mode linking two networks 1/2 mile apart using external antennas. Over 20 devices are receiving the internet from a single location. The latest WAP54G purchased from here is being used in repeater mode mounted on the side of my shop linked to WRT54G and able to receive 80% signal inside Grandma’s across the road… Can’t beat that and no wires needed. This is a very versatile and long life device. Thanks -“- Amazon’s Customer Review.- Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. ZyXEL Wireless N 3-in-1 Travel Router and Access Point ($17.29)
This is ZyXEL pocket-sized router for internet connection on the go. It features router, access point and a client bridge. You can share a wired connection among many devices and has 802.11n wireless connectivity for data transfer rates of up to 150Mbps. The unit comes with USB or AC powered to provide flexibility in any situation.
“Setup is easy, all the info is written on the bottom of the router (default admin login, IP address, SSID and WPA password.) the router, in access point mode indeed does let both the LAN and WAN ports work as LAN ports. the speed is excellent and the latency is as good or better than any other dedicated access point I have used to date. the range is good for the physical size, but I don’t think this is a MIMO router (who cares, no big deal). In router mode, it just plugs in, boots quickly and WORKS. A relief that this unit does exactly what it claims to do and does it well, with a little headache. I recommend this; I’ll probably buy another.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. TP-LINK TL-WA801ND Wireless N300 2T2R Access Point ($22.38)
The unit features wireless speed up to 300Mbps making it ideal for high bandwidth consumption or interruption sensitive applications like video streaming, online gaming and VoIP. It is compatible with 802.11b/g and comes with detachable antennas.
“I bought the TP-Link TL-WA801ND unit intending to use it as a relay to extend the range of my existing wireless access point because it wasn’t reaching all the house reliably and connections were dropping randomly. It worked fine for that purpose but I noticed that the signal strength on the TP-Link was stronger all over the house by itself than the Netlinx was even up close. I turned off the Netlinx and reconfigured the TP-Link to be the wireless access point instead of a relay. What a difference. I get reliable connections everywhere in the house, no drops and good speed.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. Ubiquiti Networks Enterprise AP Unifi ($59.95)
This is a highly durable and efficient Ubiquiti Unifi UAP Wireless Access Point, Bridge 11b/g/n. The unit features 23dBm, Wall/Ceiling (Kits included), 24V 1A PoE Adapter.
“Great product. I love Ubiquity networking components. They are packed with features. These do require some level of expertise, so be prepared to install the controller software on a dedicated machine. Once you are up and running, the possibilities are endless – far beyond big box store products.”- Amazon’s Customer Review.”
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