What is an AP or WAP in Networking?

A WAP (Wireless Access Point) or more commonly referred to AP (Access Point) is a piece of networking hardware that creates a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network), enabling WiFi compatible devices to connect to the main wired network. In a standard configuration, the AP would normally connect to a wired router, network switch or network hub via an Ethernet cable, enabling it to broadcast a WiFi signal within a designated area; any nearby WiFi compatible devices are then able to connect wirelessly to this new Local Area Network without the need to connect to the wired router (hub or switch).
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The NEW Ubiquiti UniFi UAP AC PRO – What’s the Difference?

Ubiquiti has recently updated one of their most popular WiFi access points – the Unifi AC Pro Wireless Access Point (UAP-AC-PRO) with the UAP-AC-PRO-E. So what’s different about the new version?

The simple answer is, not much! The new Unifi AC Pro Wireless Access Point is essentially the same product as before, except it does not include the PoE injector power supply. This update gives customers an even better price point than the previous model (UAP-AC-PRO) and the option to purchase a Unifi AC Pro Power Supply separately.
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