We can say that wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wireless communication devices to connect to a wireless network using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or related standards. These Access points act as a central transmitter and receiver of WLAN radio signals.
Normally 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. However , this network devices featuring a built in network adapter, antenna, and radio transmitter. These access points are similar to cell phone towers, but transmit shorter distances. Their coverage ranges from as little as 50 feet in diameter to as far as 1,000 feet with amplification.