Wireless Access Points, WAP, is commonly known as a hotspot. A WAP allows wireless capable devices and wired networks to connect through a wireless standard, including Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. WAPs feature radio transmitters and antennae, allowing connectivity between devices and the Internet.

So if for example your front desk is struggling to access Wi-Fi but a router is not within range an access point can be installed and then run an Ethernet cable back to the server.

So if you are thinking: how have we survived without an Access Point here is our handy top ten countdown for you.

10. NETGEAR WAC510 – Buy Now

80211ac Wireless Business Access Point

NETGEAR WAC510 80211ac Wireless Business Access Point

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The NETGEAR® AC WiFi Business Access Point WAC510 delivers high performance with high client density for enterprises requiring ubiquitous and reliable wireless for all business applications. The WAC510 is managed by NETGEAR Insight app, for a more intuitive and innovative support, with no need for extra management hardware. The WAC510 features Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) to achieve aggregate speeds up to 1.2 Gbps, option to configure as Router or Access Point modes, and comes with two Ethernet ports, including a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) 1Gb port. WAC510 comes with lifetime limited warranty, and 24/7 support including lifetime chat. More Info…

Business Features for higher speed, higher coverage and higher density WiFi

  • NETGEAR Insight mobile app managed for ease of centralized management, no hardware needed
  • High performance, easy to setup, reliable  to handle high numbers of users, WAC510  is the perfect solution for small to  mid-size offices
  • Business class with superior 802.11ac performance (up to 1.2Gbps)
  • 2×2 (transmit x receive) with 2 streams of data for 2.4GHz (300Mbps) and 5GHz (900 Mbps) of reliable data delivery
  • Multi-User Multiple In Multiple Out  (MU-MIMO) enabling maximum client density deployments with no interference
  • Operate in router or access point modes  for flexibility in deployment options
  • Powered by PoE or DC power inputs (PoE switch and AC/DC power sold separately)
  • Gigabit port for single wired connection to switch for easy installation
  • Compact and elegant design stylishly blends into the environment
  • Lifetime limited warranty, lifetime chat support and 24×7 Support where available

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9. Draytek Vigor AP 910C – Buy Now

Access Point For Ceiling or Wall 80211ac simultaneous dual band PoE Gigabit

Draytek Vigor AP 910C Access Point For Ceiling or Wall 80211ac simultaneous dual band PoE Gigabit

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The DrayTek Vigor AP-910c is a wireless access point which can be operated in standalone or centrally managed/monitored mode (with the use of a central DrayTek management product – see later). The AP-910cis a high specification professional access point providing reliable and flexible coverage to all manner of applications. A vast array of security and management features helps the AP-910c improve and protect flexibility and integrity of your wireless LAN. The VigorAP-910c is ideal for adding wireless connectivity to an existing LAN, or for expanding the range of an existing wireless LAN by using the WDS repeater features. More Info…

Features:

  • Simultaneous Dual-Band Operation & Extended 5Ghz Bands
  • Mounting & Coverage
  • Beeping Access Point
  • Wireless Security & VLANs
  • WMM – WiFi Multimedia
  • Power-over-Ethernet

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8. NETGEAR WAC104 – Buy Now

Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Access Point

NETGEAR WAC104 Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Access Point

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NETGEAR dual band 802.11ac Wireless Access Point, purposely designed for Small Office and Home Office deployments.The NETGEAR® Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Access Point (AP) delivers high performance for Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) deployments and supports dual band concurrent operation at 2.4GHz and 5GHz with combined throughput of 1.2Gbps (300Mbps at 2.4GHz and 867Mbps at 5GHz). The WAC104 Wireless 802.11ac Access Point provides ease of use in standalone access point mode. More Info…

Features:

  • Easy to Configure
  • High performance and superior coverage
  • Comprehensive security
  • Interoperate with both new and legacy clients

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7. Draytek Vigor AP 810 – Buy Now

80211n Professional Wireless Access Point c/w PoE Dual LAN printer port

Draytek Vigor AP 810 80211n Professional Wireless Access Point c/w PoE Dual LAN printer port

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With a stable and extendable wireless network, both business and home/SOHO users can easily utilize and enjoy high-bandwidth applications, such as ERP/CRM, VoIP, video on demand, e-learning (e.g. iTune U), and so much more. The VigorAP 810 is a wireless Access Point (AP) with MIMO technology and Power over Ethernet (PoE) support. That means you can have most advance wireless network standard for the coverage backward compatible with 802.11b/g standard. Moreover, you would have easy AP installation no matter where the power plug is. At last but not least, VigorAP 810 delivers reliable and secure wireless local area networks (WLANs) through the simplified but robust management and configuration. See below for more feature details. More Info…

Features:

  • PoE for easy installation
  • WMM for Wi-Fi application prioritization
  • SSID + 2 VLAN groups for workplace security & parental control
  • Comprehensive WLAN security control
  • WDS for unlimited coverage extendibility
  • Embedded USB printer server
  • TR-069-supported VigorAP810 can work with TR-069 VigorACS SI Central Management

Related Links: Draytek Wireless Access Points


6. DrayTek VigorAP 902  – Buy Now

AC1200 Simultaneous Dual-Band WiFi PoE Access Point 1200Mbps AC

DrayTek VigorAP 902 AC1200 Simultaneous Dual-Band WiFi PoE Access Point 1200Mbps AC

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The DrayTek VigorAP 902 is a wireless access point which can be operated in standalone or centrally managed/monitored mode (with the use of a central DrayTek management product – see later).  The VigorAP 902 is a high specification professional access point providing reliable and flexible coverage to all manner of applications.  A vast array of security and management features helps the AP to improve and protect flexibility and integrity of your wireless LAN. The VigorAP 902 is ideal for adding wireless connectivity to an existing LAN, or for expanding the range of an existing wireless LAN by using the WDS repeater features. More Info…

Features:

  • Business-class wireless access point
  • 802.11ac & 802.11n
  • Simultaneous dual-band (2.4/5Ghz)
  • Support for 5Ghz Extended Channels (100-140)
  • Gigabit Ethernet Switch (4+1 Ports)
  • Centrally managed or standalone operation
  • Central Management supports mobility, load-balancing, monitoring, status, upgrade and configuration
  • Local temperature monitoring/logging
    (Optional thermometer accessory required)
  • 802.3af PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) as standard
  • WPA2 Wireless Encryption
  • Repeater/Bridge/Access Point & WDS
  • Time-Scheduled Operation
  • Bandwidth management per SSID
  • 802.1q VLAN Tagging
  • Client Isolation & Multiple SSIDs
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • Radius / WPA & 802.1x User Authentication
  • Built-in Site Surveyor
  • Wall Mountable

Related Links: Draytek Wireless Access Points


5. TP-Link Omada EAP115 – Buy Now

300Mbps Wireless N Ceiling Mount Access Point

 TP-Link Omada EAP115 Access Point

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Business-Class Indoor Wi-Fi Solution Auranet access points provide a business-class wireless network solution that is flexible, manageable, secure, and easy-to-deploy. More Info…

  • Free Auranet Controller Software enables administrators to easily manage hundreds of EAPs
  • The user-friendly Cluster Mode allows manage up to 24 (EAP115) without requiring any extra hardware or software
  • Captive portal provides one convenient method of authentication for Wi-Fi guests
  • Enterprise class Wi-Fi security help to decrease network security threats 

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4. TP-Link Omada EAP225 – Buy Now

AC1350 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point

TP-Link Omada EAP225 AC1350 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point

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Omada access points provide a business-class wireless network solution that’s flexible, manageable, secure, and easy-to-deploy. The free Omada Controller software allows users to manage hundreds of EAPs at multiple sites, all from a single location. The ability to control, adjust and visualize the entire network from any connected PC makes centralised business Wi-Fi management more efficient than ever before. Omada EAPs also feature captive portal and advanced RF management functions, which make them ideal for demanding, high-traffic environments such as campuses, hotels, malls and offices. More Info…

Features:

  • Simultaneous 450Mbps on 2.4GHz and 867Mbps on 5GHz totals 1350Mbps Wi-Fi speeds
  • Free Omada Controller Software lets administrators easily manage hundreds of EAPs
  • Compatibility with 802.3af and Passive PoE support makes deployment effortless and flexible
  • Captive portal provides a convenient method for guest authentication
  • Band Steering Automatically moves dual band devices onto the wider 5GHz band for faster connections
  • MU-MIMO means access points simultaneously transfer data with multiple devices, speeding up connections
  • Beamforming concentrates signal towards where you need it most, providing a fast and stable Wi-Fi experience
  • Supports management VLAN for an enhanced network management
  • Schedules can be set so access points automatically reboot and Wi-Fi turns on/off at the times you choose

Related Link – TP-Link Wireless Access Points


3. Ubiquiti UniFi AP – Buy Now

Indoor 802.11n Wifi 300Mbps Managed Access Point

Ubiquiti UniFi AP Indoor 802.11n Wifi 300Mbps Managed Access Point

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The Unifi UAP is the standard model 802.11n MIMO UniFi AP. It is capable of speeds up to 300 Mbps with a range of up to 122 m (400 ft). UniFi is a revolutionary Wi-Fi system which combines carrier class performance, unlimited scalability, disruptive pricing, and a virtual management controller. More Info…

Features:

  • Scalability for Thousands. – With its software-based capabilities, the UniFi®virtual control plane allows for unlimited scalability under one centralised controller.
  • Rapid Deployment. – Plug and Play installation and intuitive management reduce the need for dedicated IT personnel resources.
  • No Software Fees. – The UniFi®Controller software is bundled with the UniFi AP hardware at no extra charge – no separate software, licensing or support fee.
  • Design – Aesthetic industrial design with a unique LED provisioning ring or square, which provides administrator location tracking and alerts for each device.
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) – Includes Power over Ethernet (PoE) functionality, which allows both power and data to be carried over a single Ethernet cable to the device. Each UniFi model includes a Power over Ethernet adapter and it can also be powered by the Ubiquiti TOUGHSwitch PoE PRO (sold separately).
  • Long Range Model Available

Related Link – Ubiquiti Wireless Access Points


2. Ubiquiti UniFi UAP AC Pro – Buy Now

802.11ac PRO Access Point without PoE Injector

Ubiquiti UniFi UAP AC Pro without PoE Injector 802.11ac PRO Access Point

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The UniFi AC Pro AP features the Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 3×3 MIMO technology in a refined industrial design and is ideal for deployment of maximum-performance wireless networks. More Info…

Features:

  • Up to 5x faster with dual-radio 3×3 11AC MIMO technology
  • Scalable enterprise Wi-Fi management
  • Versatile design
  • Up to 5x faster with dual-radio 3×3 11AC MIMO technology
  • Versatile design
  • The UniFi AC Pro AP is a Gigabit, 802.3af-powered access point suitable for indoor or outdoor use. You can easily replace a standard UniFi AP using the same mounting hardware.
  • Scalable enterprise Wi-Fi management
  • The UniFi Controller v4 software is a powerful, enterprise wireless software engine ideal for high-density client deployments requiring low latency and high uptime performance. With its software-based capabilities, the UniFi virtual control plane allows for unlimited scalability under one centralized controller.
  • Long Range Model Available

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1. Ubiquiti UniFi AP, AC Lite – Buy Now

802.11ac Dual Radio Access Point

Ubiquiti UniFi AP, AC Lite 802.11ac Dual Radio Access Point

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The UniFi AC Lite AP features the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac technology in a refined industrial design and is ideal for cost-effective deployment of high-performance wireless networks. More Info…

Choose the Ubiquiti UniFi AP, AC Lite for : 

  • Scaleable Wi-Fi management
  • Dual radio performance
  • Sleek, ultra-compact design
  • Optimal RF Performance

Related Link – Ubiquiti Wireless Access Points

So there you have it our current top ten – bestselling wireless access points. If we can offer any assistance at all do not hesitate to contact our team, who will only be to happy to help.

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