Why purchase access point when same thing can be achieved with router?

Why purchase access point when same thing can be achieved with router?
Why purchase access point when same thing can be achieved with router?
2015-03-20 02:29:15
Region : Argentina

Model : TD-W8968

Hardware Version : V3

Firmware Version :

ISP :


Hello,


I have recently purchased TD W8968 and using it as a Wireless router mode ( am also using the USB port , which has made my printer wifi enabled) Now this router is placed in basement (where I have my home office) , my residence is on ground floor (just above basement) This router is not able to provide good signal strength on ground floor hence I am planning to purchase another device which can be used as an access point so that I can extend range of my wireless setup.


Here is the part I am confused - When a router like TD W8968 can also be used as an access point , Should I purchase a pure access point like TL WA 801ND or should I just purchase another TD W8968 and use it as an access point? (Given that I get more robust features with W8968 compared to WA 801ND and there isn't much of a price difference.)


Thank You!
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Re:Why purchase access point when same thing can be achieved with router?
2015-03-20 11:36:04
An access point will have to connect to the root router by cable connection? Is it what you need? To extend Wi-Fi range and connect to the root router wirelessly, it will be repeater or range extender.
WA801ND has several different operation modes, which should be a better choice.
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Re:Why purchase access point when same thing can be achieved with router?
2015-03-23 02:08:17
Yes, I am connecting access point and router by a CAT5e cable.
Finally I decided to go with router as both cost almost the same yet router gives more functionality (in case you wish to change your setup at a later date)
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