are 802.11a access points and cards compatible with 802.11b

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jkoXP, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    i was thinking about getting the 802.11a access point, and was wondering, we have a laptop that has an 802.11b card, and they cant just get in .a card, becuase need the 802.11b card for when they are at college.,

    im new when it comes to wireles.. thanks for the info!
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    what exactly are you asking?
     
  3. jkoXP

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    i want to know if 802.11a access points are backwards compatible with the 802.11b standard..?

    also, i was wondering if the 802.11b cards would be able to access the 802.11a access points (i know they wouldbt be able to acheive the speeds of a standard)
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ah...unless what I read about these a few months ago has changed, they are not backward compatible...but that information is about 6 months old, so I'll wait to find out definitively also.

    I'd go on google, and search, cuz I would like to know also, but I have alot to do today.

    why don't you search the b on google, and if you find the answer, before someone else gives it to you, make sure you come back

    thanxand post for the rest of us
     
  5. jkoXP

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    hmm, pretty much what I found and heard from co-workers its not...thats too bad.. :(