[MLB-WIRELESS] Chainging 802.11 standards?

Richard Nelson richard.nelson at eng.monash.edu.au
Tue Nov 13 19:55:08 EST 2001

> I'm guessing that most people here saw the /. story regarding Intel's new
> range of 802.11B devices?
> 5x faster?
> Anybody know if they are backwards/sideways compatible with 802.11* gear?
802.11A uses 5.7GHz, 802.11B and 802.11 (and 802.11G to come) use 2.4 GHz.
There is no chance of compatibility therefore.  You should also note that
propagation in the 5.7 GHz band is not as good as at 2.4GHz so you will not
get as much range  with A as you can with B.


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