Top 10 Best Wireless Access Points 2013
Posted 16 April 2013 by Simon Fabrizio, Views (71514)
Top 10 Wireless Access Points

When choosing a wireless access point our expert staff look at a number of key features: customer satisfaction, throughput speeds, how well the device keeps decent throughput as you move a wireless client further from it, how easy the access point is to set up, its manageability, its feature set, suitability and pricing. The ten wireless access points that follow strike the best balance between all of these criteria.

This list is for the staff picks for the best wireless access points of 2013 so far and is subject to change. All reviews are correct at the time of writing.

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Budget Buy Wireless Access Point (Home)
TP-LINK TL-WA701ND Wireless-N Access Point
TP-Link TL-WA701ND AP

The TP-Link TL-WA701ND Wireless-N Access Point is designed to establish or expand a scalable high-speed wireless N network and connect multiple devices such as game consoles, digital media adapters, printers, or network attached storage devices to a wireless network.

StarStarStarStarStar - 4.3 stars, 3 reviews

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Best Buy Wireless Access Point (Home)
Buffalo WHR-G300N Nfiniti Wireless-N Access Point

The Buffalo WHR-G300NV2-EU Nfinity Wireless Access Point is an ideal Internet and network solution for the home and small office environment. Perfect for streaming HD movies, music, and e-mailing from multiple PC’s simultaneously.

StarStarStarStarStar - 4.3 stars, 3 reviews

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Ultimate Wireless Access Point (Home)
NETGEAR WN2500RP Dual-Band Wireless-N AP

The NETGEAR WN2500RP transmits simultaneous dual-band Wireless-N and includes NETGEAR's FastLane Technology which lets users select an optimised performance mode designed for HD video streaming and online gaming. Multiple Ethernet ports allow you to connect up to four Internet-enabled devices.

StarStarStarStarStar - 3.7 stars, 9 reviews

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Budget Buy Wireless Access Point (Business)
DrayTek Vigor AP-700 Wireless-N Access Point
HomePlug

The DrayTek AP-700 is one of our best selling access points, it can act as a standalone wireless access point, is ideal for adding wireless connectivity to an existing LAN and also operates in several other wireless modes.

StarStarStarStarStar - 5 stars, 4 reviews

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Best Buy Wireless Access Point (Business)
Cisco WAP121 Wireless-N Access Point
HomePlug

The Cisco WAP121 Wireless Access Point features built-in quality-of-service (QoS) features that let you prioritise bandwidth-sensitive traffic, enabling the deployment of business-quality voice over IP (VoIP) and video applications.

StarStarStarStarStar - 5 stars, 2 reviews

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Ultimate Wireless Access Point (Business)
NETGEAR WNDAP660 ProSafe Wireless-N Access Point
HomePlug

The NETGEAR WNDAP660 ProSafe Simultaneous Dual Band Wireless-N PoE Access Point offers advanced speed and range with comprehensive internet security, making it the ultimate choice for home and Small Business applications.

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Best Outdoor Wireless Access Point
TP-LINK TL-WA5210G Outdoor Wireless Access Point
HomePlug

The TP-Link TL-WA5210G High Power Wireless Outdoor Access Point integrates the functions of a Wireless Access Point, WISP Client, AP Router and is encompassed in a weatherproof enclosure.

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Best Managed Wireless Access Point
NETGEAR WMS5316 ProSafe Wireless AP Controller Kit
HomePlug

The NETGEAR WMS5316 ProSafe Wireless AP Management controller included in this Wireless bundle offers an easy to use appliance to simplify the set up and management of the kit's wireless access points.

StarStarStarStarStar - 5 stars, 1 review

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Best Wireless Access Point Bridge Kit
TP-LINK TL-WA7510N Outdoor Wireless AP Bridge Kit

The TP-Link TL-WA7510N AP kit is designed to provide a wireless connection between two points, such as two offices, buildings or even for a home providing wireless to a garden summer house.

StarStarStarStarStar - 4.5 stars, 2 reviews

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Best Ceiling Mounted Wireless Access point
EnGenius EAP300 Ceiling Mounted Wireless-N Access Point
HomePlug

With its Smoke detector appearance, the EnGenius EAP300 will minimise visibility and is ideal for public areas ideal in coffee shops, shopping centres and conference facilities. The EnGenius EAP300 can also be PoE powered, making it easy to deploy in ceilings.

- 5 stars, 1 review

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