Techware Labs has published a quick and dirty guide outlining the differences between routers and access points. Here is a clip:
"Do I need a router or do I need an access point? This is a common question that maybe networking beginners ask. We have published this guide to help outline which device is needed in various setups."
Learn more over at TWL.
Router vs Access Point Article
Posted on Saturday, Apr 08 2006 @ 14:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck