Wireless access points

Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry® devices use wireless access points to connect to the Wi-Fi network. An access point must conform to the IEEE® 802.11a™, IEEE® 802.11b™, or IEEE® 802.11g™ wireless networking standard.

Type

Description

thin access point

A thin access point (or controller-based access point) is part of an enterprise Wi-Fi network that you can manage from a central location. This type of access point requires an external controller to manage network traffic. You can administer one or more thin access points through the controller.

Thin access points with an external controller can provide a more seamless roaming experience for users with Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices during data and voice sessions.

thick access point

A thick access point (or intelligent or autonomous access point), has the intelligence to operate as a standalone component without a controller.


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