"Wireless products vary quite a bit in their functionality. Some devices merely act as a Bridge between wired networks and wireless networks, connecting the two segments with little or no additional functionality. Wireless Access Points add router functionality to their bridges. These
devices not only bridge two segments of a network but also allow internet traffic to be routed to specific machines on the network. A gateway is a device that connects a LAN to a wide area network, like the Internet. The D-Link DI-713 combines all of these features into one compact unit."
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