802.11b


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802.11bWireless LAN Equipment Standard update (2.4GHz band, nominal 11Mbps througput)
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While the most commonly used wired networking standard Fast Ethernet (100 base T) operates at 100Mbps (megabits per second), 802.11b has a maximum throughput of only 11Mbps.
802.11b 802.11a Maximum Link Speed 11 Mbps 54 Mbps Typical Link Speed 4-5 Mbps 20 Mbps Coverage (inside) 300-500 feet 100-164 feet Strengths Less expensive, Faster than 802.11b, most widely installed less interference.
Leave this field at Mixed so that both 802.11g and 802.11b devices can communicate with your wireless router.
Even at half the theoretical maximum, they both offer a significant performance boost over 802.11b. 802.11a operates on the less-polluted 5 GHz band, but supports much shorter distances between devices.
802.11b products use a less efficient technique called direct-sequence spread spectrum (DSSS), giving it a lower throughput.
* 802.11b. Also known as WiFi, this was the first WLAN standard and enjoys the most popularity.
Utilization of standard radio technologies such as GSM/GPRS, Bluetooth and 802.11b, enables it to integrate with customer infrastructure requirements.
With TI's wONE software, manufacturers can offer dual-band routers at an affordable price to the consumer market, making universal connectivity of 802.11a, 802.11g and 802.11b in the home a reality.
Intel is advancing its Wi-Fi strategy by combining 802.11b with Bluetooth as well as 802.11a and 802.11g.