Cisco Access Points are wireless networking devices manufactured by Cisco Systems, a leading provider of networking solutions. Access Points (APs) are a key component of wireless networks, enabling the connection of wireless devices such as laptops, smartphones, and IoT devices to a wired network infrastructure.
Cisco Access Points provide a wireless connection to users by transmitting and receiving Wi-Fi signals. They act as a bridge between wireless clients and the network infrastructure, facilitating communication between wireless devices and the network resources they need to access, such as servers, printers, and the internet.
Cisco offers a wide range of Access Points to cater to different deployment scenarios, including indoor and outdoor environments, small businesses, large enterprises, and service providers. These APs support various Wi-Fi standards, such as 802.11ac and 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), and provide features like high-performance wireless connectivity, security capabilities, and centralized management options.
Access Points from Cisco are typically part of a broader wireless network infrastructure, which may include wireless controllers, switches, and network management systems. They can be deployed in standalone mode, where each AP operates independently, or in a controller-based mode, where the APs are centrally managed by a wireless LAN controller.
Cisco Access Points play a crucial role in enabling wireless connectivity and extending network coverage in a variety of environments, supporting mobility, productivity, and seamless access to network resources for users.