Wireless Access Points

December 17, 2008

It always amazes me how much I still have to learn about computers. Take for example Wireless Access Points (WAP): these wireless points are a low-powered transmitter/receiver, or common called a transceiver.

The WAP communicate using different protocols; however, the most common is IEEE 802.11 (Wireless Ethernet).

Wireless communications use a portion of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum called microwaves.

While very useful, wireless communications are less than secure (and are prone to MITM attacks) .

It is the little things that make me laugh — microwaves? The Wireless Access Point uses microwaves?

Will this information be on the Comptia Security+ exam? Probably not, but it is still interesting know.