All routers come with a built-in wireless connection nowadays so why would you still need a separate access point? They are still useful in certain situations and are still widely available. We tested 20 recent models.
We will examine the reasons why you could still have use for an access point. Which one is best for you depends on how you will use it. The one category we left out from this test is outdoor access points, in order to keep the test manageable.
We primarily focused on the wireless performance of these devices since it's their main raison d'etre. First let's find out why an access point could be the perfect solution for you.