A switch is a high-performance hub that sends data back and forth while recording the MAC addresses of every sender and receiver. Throughout the process, the switch learns every device connected to every port. In short, a switch connects firewalls, routers, and wireless access points to client devices, including computers, printers, etc. It works as the central point connection for all devices connected to the network.
An access point (AP) is a LAN component that increases a computer network’s wireless coverage. As a result, more than one user can connect to the same computer network at a time. APs only offer access to devices connected to the router of an established network. They transform the wired signal into wireless to create a connection between devices through WiFi.
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