WLAN Access Points

What is a WLAN access point?

A WLAN access point (or wireless access point) is used to establish connectivity. It is essentially a device on the network where other components can connect.

A LAN is a local area network which operates as a communication network around a specific area. It uses network cables to connect the router and devices. A wireless LAN is the wireless version of this type of network. A wireless signal is broadcast from the router which can be picked up by multiple devices.

Nomadix WLAN Access Points

Nomadix Networks’ WLAN access points are a group of radio base stations that can be utilized to address a wide range of Wi-Fi coverage needs in various environmental conditions. Every WLAN model is based on the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) chipset and can be used as a solo or managed device.

Nomadix has various WLAN access points to suit a range of industries and environments including but not limited to universities, managed residences, golf courses, pool areas, business centres and hotel lobbies.

What are the functionalities of Nomadix WLAN access points?

Nomadix WLAN access points have a range of superior functionalities for modern connectivity solutions including a broad range of radio frequency control, quality of service, traffic management, security options, Bluetooth 5.0 and iBeacon support. It can also be powered by IEEE 802.3af/802.3at PoE/PoE+ or optional DC adapters.

They are a future-proof investment with the ability to meet the growing demand for IoT support and high-bandwidth applications such as video across various environments and venues.

WLAN vs Wi-Fi

There’s no exact answer to whether WLAN or Wi-Fi is best, it depends on your business requirements. WLAN is a locally based wireless network so it may or may not utilise the Wi-Fi standard. If it does, it can be more convenient as other devices can connect to it, but this isn’t a requirement when using WLAN.