Faster Wireless Networking

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There is a current PC Magazine article, both in print and online that tests Netgear and Linksys 802.11a Access Points and PC Cards head-to-head. 802.11a, for those of you that don’t know, is different from the 802.11b standard. 802.11a is 54Mbps, and 5ghz. 802.11b is 11Mbps, and 2.4ghz. This causes incompatibility between the two. Also, it is important to point out that while 802.11a is faster, 802.11b gets a better range. Additionally, many 802.11a access points do not communicate well with each other as manufactures have tweaked the standard in their own products.

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