[Cialug] OT: Wireless protocols

Dave J. Hala Jr. dave at 58ghz.net
Wed Jun 15 16:13:51 CDT 2005

I run g on the hotspots when possible, but I also don't hesitate to run
'b'. (G clients will connect to 'b' automatically if 'g' is not

As for the g hotspots, I don't really care if the speed drops off to
11mb when someone with "b" hops on.

Typically, that it works for them on the first try is more important
than what speed they connect at. Also, very seldom goes 'g' connect at
or maintain its advertised speed... 

On Wed, 2005-06-15 at 15:49, Nathan C. Smith wrote:
> Does anybody out there care whether they use 802.11g or 802.11b?   I would
> normally pick 'b' because it is the lowest common denominator.  Is it no
> longer true that using an 802.11b device will ratchet down everyone's speed
> on an 802.11g access point?  What are the wireless hotspot operators using?
> Do they cater to 'g' and 'b'?
> -Nate
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