Latest wireless networking standard nears - thank goodness

Submitted by jbreland on Fri, 02/14/2003 - 14:18

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Fri, 02/14/2003 - 14:22

I've been following development of this for awhile. 802.11g will be great because it's compatable with both 802.11a and 802.11b networks, but I think I read somewhere that this will be a limiting factor for it. 802.11a, for example, will supposedly be revamped to a faster speed in the near future, while 802.11g will still be limited to its original speeds.

Of course, I could also be full of crap on this. :-)

Known as 802.11g, the specification increases the bandwidth of wireless networks from 11Mbps, under the 802.11b standard, to 54Mbps. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers said Friday that a consensus had been reached to establish the latest version of the 802.11g specification, version 6.1, as the standard to be used in the industry

Now maybe we wont have the same problems like we did with 802.11a and 802.11b...

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