Questions tagged [access-point]

A networking hardware device that allows a Wi-Fi compliant device to connect to a wired network.

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How is the Groupwise Transient Key used in WiFi networks?

In Wifi WPA, I understand that during association, a 802.11 client and AP negotiate a Pairwise Transient Key (PTK), using which the Groupwise Transient Key(GTK) is provided to the station. I ...
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Does WiFi broadcast traffic from a station go through the access point?

Let's say I've got two devices connected to my Access Point, a laptop and a tablet. If the laptop sends unicast traffic to the tablet, I understand that it must go through the AP. However, how is ...
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Can I connect a simple switch before or after a PoE access point?

I want to have a wired Internet connection before or after a PoE access point. Is that possible?
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Packets for Internet Connection [closed]

Consider the following scenario: AP is an access point with internet connectivity and in idle state (ie: no node is connected to it) N is a node that wants to establish an internet connection ...