Stations and APs

Technically speaking in regards to the architecture of any wireless network, each component is referred to as a station (STA). There are two categories of stations in an infrastructure mode WiFi setup — the base station (access point) and station (client). Be aware of this terminology as it may come up in other programs and documentation. Generally the WiFi Pineapple will refer to base stations as their more common name, access point or simply AP, and stations as clients or client devices.

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