[Cialug] OT: Wireless protocols

Neal Daringer admin at c0wzftp.com
Wed Jun 15 20:56:10 CDT 2005

i use g and tweaked wireless switches/routers. give em a bit higher Tx 
power and
a damn good antenna. i've heard that g routers can do the up-coming 
wireless "n"
protocol (i think thats what its called). anyone know anything about the new
wireless protocol?

Quoting Tom Pohl <tom at tcpconsulting.com>:

> 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.
> -Tom
> 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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