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Overall thoughts on 802.11a

I am seekng what others thoughts on 802.11a are. Is it worth the potential bandwidth gains to give up the coverage that 802.11b bring. Or, alternatively , would it be worth the wait for 802.11g which says the same coverage can be attained as 802.11b, but at speeds closer to 802.11a. I for one am not impressed with the limited coverage that 802.11a has. Anyone else have an opinion on this?

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Re: Overall thoughts on 802.11a

If you have any video kind of application than it is worth installing 802.11a .

I feel 802.11a coverage is not great

thanks

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Re: Overall thoughts on 802.11a

802.11a sucks. I order 15 of the modules for our AP1200's and basically the reception is terrable. To make a long story short, it's best to only consider 802.11a in a wide open space with out offices or even cubes at short ranges.

In an office enviornment stay with the 802.11b, and wait for the 802.11g (same speed different freq.) to become a standard.

** another problem with the 802.11a was the limitation of the "fixed" antenna ** That added to the standards short falls **

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