[Cialug] OT: Wireless protocols

Tom Pohl tom at tcpconsulting.com
Wed Jun 15 16:14:30 CDT 2005

The choice for me is simple.  In the same family of products, B has 
always tested with greater range than G products.  Even at the slowest 
connection, B connected at 1Mb/s (the other rates are 2.5, 5, and 11).  
Since I aim for an access point density that will give a minimum 
connection of 5Mb/s I don't really see a problem with using B equipment 
since the broadband coming into the location tends to always be 1Mb or 
less, if all of the traffic is destined for the internet, B or G really 
makes no difference.

I got a phone call in the middle of that so sorry if it doesn't make 
much sense.


On Jun 15, 2005, at 3:49 PM, 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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