Netgear WAC120 Wireless Access Point Review
The Netgear WAC120 Wireless Access Point is a dual band 802.11ac AP designed for home and small offices that demand both performance and cost effectiveness. It supports up to collective throughput of 1.2 Gbps (300 Mbps for 2.4 GHz and 867 Mbps 802.11ac for 5 GHz) with the ability to operate in a standalone mode. Equipped with a user-friendly interface and a flexible desktop mounting stand, Netgear indicates that the WAC120 is built for easy setup, allowing users to simply connect to DSL gateway, routers, or cable modems. In addition, its Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) button gives clients an easy way for auto configuration.
A wireless access point (or AP for short) offers home users and small offices several advantages over a Wi-Fi router/modem. One of the more handy benefits is the ability to troubleshoot more effectively as well as having more security options available. Users can also move their wireless WAC120 around to different areas for the best coverage possible more easily than moving a router or modem, as they usually have significantly more wires going into them. Once you have your WAC120 set up, users will be able to connect their devices to the Wireless Access Point using a 5GHz frequency including VoIP phones and Surveillance cameras while smartphones, laptops, and tablets use a 2.4GHz frequency.