A router is a device used to direct messages to and from computers, while Access Points are interconnection points that bridge computers.
2. Only the router has a traffic management function, allowing a free-flow of messages and information between computers.
3. Only the router can act as a DHCP server.
4. Routers and Access Points feature the same security softwares, such as WEP, WPA, 8021x and TKPI, but only routers uses NAT protocol.