The need for a wireless access point would be dependent on the network deployment scenarios. We analyze some common network deployment scenarios like small and large home, garden and campus to understand if a wireless access point is required.
Do I need a wireless access point at a small home
Let us assume that you have a home which is 2000 sqft. You have observed that the wifi signal in some of the rooms are weak. In this scenario, you have two options.
You can either upgrade your wireless router with a longer range or purchase a wireless access point to be setup in the room where the wifi signal is weak.
The NETGEAR Wireless Desktop Access Point (WAX206) is a good choice for a desktop access point for home.
The details of the access point can be checked on Amazon here NETGEAR Wireless Desktop Access Point (WAX206)
Do I need a wireless access point for extending wifi to garden
In this case , you would need a outdoor wireless access point. A network point should be installed at the garden area and cable extended from the main wifi router.
The NETGEAR Wireless Outdoor Access Point (WAX610Y) will be a good choice.
The details of the wrieless access point can be checked on Amazon here NETGEAR Wireless Outdoor Access Point (WAX610Y)
Do I need a wireless access point for large home (5000 sqft)
In a large home a mesh router is always preferred. A mesh router would be easy to setup and manage. Wireless access points can be configured , but it could be difficult to manage since in a large home you may need multiple access points.
Do I need a wireless access point at campus
In a campus, you would need a wireless access point. The NETGEAR Cloud Managed Wireless Access Point would be a good choice for access points for campus.
These access points are cloud managed which would make them easy to setup and manage.