I come across a lot of technical literature that talks about a device being a "wireless access point/client/bridge", or "AP/client/repeater", or "AP/Client".
I understand that bridging and repeating functions are not always available for every device. But is there such a thing as a wireless access point that doesn't also serve as a client? It seems to me that the only difference between "client" and "access point" is a hard-line connection to the network, which is a question of topology and configuration, not of actual device capabilities or specifications. Thus, it seems to me that if one were to say "This is a wireless access point", prattling on about "and it's also a client" is redundant.
"Access point/bridge", that I can understand. But "AP/Client/Repeater"? or "AP/Client/Bridge"?