Comparing Wireless Devices
Wireless networks use one of four primary wireless standards, and many devices support multiple standards. Table 8-1 shows the common wireless standards in use today.
802.11 wireless standards are covered in more depth in Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials (Wiley, 2011), which covers exam 98-366.
|IEEE Standard||Speed||Base Frequency|
|802.11a||54 Mbps||5 GHz|
|802.11b||11 Mbps||2.4 GHz|
|802.11g||54 Mbps||2.4 GHz|
|802.11n||300 Mbps||2.4 GHz or 5 GHz|
The Speed column in Table 8-1 shows the maximum speed possible with these standards. However, various types of interference can potentially reduce the achievable throughput speeds. Also, IEEE ...