802.11g vs 802.11a vs 802.11b vs bluetooth

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by joey, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. joey

    joey Guest

    I'm looking to buy a wireless networking hardware for my laptop

    Out of Blue Tooth, 802.11a/b/g, which one is the best choice?

    Is there any better mini pci wireless solutions?

    Which brand is good?
  2. DeepBlade

    DeepBlade Guest

    um..... well, since i'm assuming 802.11b is most used right now, i voted for it... ther others i didn't really hear news about them. fer bluetooth however, i guess it's good for future investments when the technology is more available, cause it's truely good for mobile wireless technology
  3. paul_43

    paul_43 Guest

    Blue tooth ... it's good... it's new.. it's worth it..
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Bluetooth is only for short range. It's not for wireless networking, it's for peripherals.
  5. joey

    joey Guest

    The trade off is the higher speed can only provide a shorter transmittion range due the it uses higher frequency.

    but lower frequency will provide longer transmittion range but slower speed.

    mm... is anyone know is there any brand produce 802.11a/b combo mini PCI card? do they work like the 10/100 LAN?

    how common is 802.11a now?