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A wireless access point (WAP or AP) is

a device that allows wireless communication devices to connect to a wireless network using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and related standards.
is a device that logically connects a wireless client device to an organization's enterprise network which processes unencrypted CJI.[1]

Overview Edit

The WAP usually connects to a wired network, and can relay data between the wireless devices (such as computers or printers) and wired devices on the network.

References Edit

  1. Criminal Justice Information Services Security Policy, Glossary, at A-12.


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