Advantages of changing Modem into Access Point
Discuss the process of changing a Wireless Modem into an Access Point.
Wireless modems are devices that are used to establish a wireless network among different computers. Simple modems are used as a solution for telephonic systems and wireless modems are devices that connect computers to the web. While connecting a wireless modem to a computer, the user establishes a connection with ireless Internet Service Providers. But wireless modems do not have the speed that is offered by broadband modems. Also wireless modems are designed specifically to provide support to a particular wireless network like CDPD, GPRS, EDGE etc. Wireless modem devices can also be connected to computers without wires with the help of any of the interfaces. Access points are considered nodes or even networks in computer networking. They are either simple access points or wireless access points. Such devices act as a central device for transmitting and receiving the radio signals within a wireless LAN. Also the access points are capable of supporting the various wireless communication standards.
Benefits of changing modem into access point:
- Steps to be performed
- Tips to remember
You can attach router devices to an access point and enable wireless connection in a network. Turning such a device into a wireless modem would help a user's system connect to the Internet. Users can avoid the use of router device in such a network due to the presence of modem and access points. The connection of the system to the network through the enabling of the secure standards is also possible with help of the change option.
Steps to be performed
By performing some careful and simple steps, users can change their wireless modem device into an access point. Since wireless modem devices have Wide Area Network interfaces, users should disable such an option in the wireless modem in order to enable the access point functionality. Also the DHCP server should be disabled by changing the network connections settings in the properties window. Thus, the automatic IP address assignment option would be disabled and the wireless modem device would be changed to an access point.
Even though access points support wireless communication standards and network connections, the security options are absent in this component. So, the user should take some precautions while changing the wireless modem into an access point and start running the functionality. Users can consult the wireless modem manufacturers before making use of the change options in order to verify whether the device supports the changes.
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