WAP (Wireless Access Point)

From NENA Knowledge Base

In computer networking, a WAP (Wireless Access Point) is a networking hardware device that allows a Wi-Fi compliant device to connect to a wired network. The WAP usually connects to a router (via a wired network) as a standalone device, but it can also be an integral component of the router itself. A WAP is differentiated from a hotspot, which is the physical location where Wi-Fi access to a WLAN is available.

Relevant NENA Documents


NENA 08-752, NENA Technical Requirements Document (TRD) for Location Information to Support IP-Based Emergency Services