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"router as switch"
"router in access point mode"
I do wish folks (including those in marketing) would try to be more precise in their use of terminology. It makes for much improved understanding - much less guess work as to what the person meant.
Strictly speaking both of those quotes above are nonsense - a router is not a switch, a router is not an access point - a router is just that, a router - and, as you might guess, it routes.
The "all-in-ones" that often end up in residential environments are multi-function devices that include the functions of (but are not limited to) a router, a firewall, a Ethernet switch and an WiFi wireless access point (WAP or AP).
And you will see them marketed as router, wireless router, firewall, etc but all of those names are incomplete at best.
And while it is quite often possible to use just the AP part of such a multi-function device the router part just sits there doing nothing - it is not being an switch, it is not being an access point - it is, if anything, being "unemployed".
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