HTI+ Residential Systems objective 1.3 states that the test taker should have knowledge of the physical products associated with residential networking. Examples of these products include
Wireless access points
Network-enabled devices and appliances
In this section, you will gain an understanding of the characteristics and physical features of the basic components of a home network system.
The access point is the key component of a wireless network. The name access point is referenced in the IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN standard. It acts as a bridging device between a wireless computer network and a wired Ethernet network, as illustrated in Figure 1.16. It has antennas, ...