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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It supports multiple SSIDs enabling the user to divide the AP into several virtual access points within a single hardware platform.
-- Virtual Access Points Virtual Access Points enables SonicPoints to advertise up to eight SSIDs and allows each to be associated with a Security Zone.
* Dependable: Supports Virtual Access Points which cause each port to behave as eight independent access points -- improves wireless device performance, increases throughput and battery-life and reduces overall network traffic; provides the ability to secure and manage bandwidth on a per-WLAN basis.