virtual access point


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virtual access point

A secondary Wi-Fi hotspot created within a physical access point (AP). One or more virtual access points (logical access points) can be created for different purposes. For example, a virtual access point with one SSID could allow guest access to the Internet while another virtual AP with a different SSID could be set up for employees only. This can also be used to assign a priority to different user groups by configuring the transmission speeds up or down in each virtual AP. See VirtualWiFi and SSID.
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Colubris Networks, a global provider of intelligent wireless LAN (WLAN) access solutions, today announced an industry-first voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) solution which leverages the company's leadership multi-service Virtual Access Point (AP) capability to allow seamless convergence of high quality voice with highly secure corporate data applications onto a single, more cost-effective and easily managed Wi-Fi network.
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