Difference between 801.11b and 801.11g

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Hi guys ..

Just wandering what are the difference between b and g? I heard there is also a right?? but if not mistaken its for army use or something like that? :rolleyes:
 

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b=11mpbs g=54mbps
I've heard that g standard was used by military, but not anymore. Not too sure where that came from. :p
 

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G as waayyyyy faster and genrally rocks for file transfers :D
 

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Glaanieboy said:
There is also g+, which is 100Mbits/s
Urr... that's 108Mb (twice the speed of G which is 54Mb).
 

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is that what linksys ewtc call "super G" ?
 

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Yep. It works the same way D-Link's (and TI's) 22Mbit 802.11b worked. Basically it's a compression standard.
 

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they are types of Super G from just about every company they just call it something different but all can do 108MBps they are just 802.11g on crack!
 

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ming said:
I've heard that g standard was used by military, but not anymore. Not too sure where that came from. :p
You mean before it got to us? Not likely since it runs in the public 2.4 GHz spectrum... :)
 

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Zedric said:
You mean before it got to us? Not likely since it runs in the public 2.4 GHz spectrum... :)
AFAIK, the g standard is compatible with both 802.11a and 802.11b. To get 54 or 108 Mbps , it needs the 5-6 Ghz spectrum, which I think is reserved for the military in many countries.
 

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wireless g at 54Mbps runs on the 2.4 Ghz spectrum ;)
 

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delta4s said:
AFAIK, the g standard is compatible with both 802.11a and 802.11b. To get 54 or 108 Mbps , it needs the 5-6 Ghz spectrum, which I think is reserved for the military in many countries.
The G standard is not compatible with the A standard. The G standard is only backward compatible with the B standard. You do not need 5-6 GHz to run at 54 or 108 Mb as 802.11G operates in the public 2.4 GHz range. 108Mb is achieved via compression, not by more throughput.

CHiLLaXen said:
a is like b but runs in the 5GHz spectrum
Actually, A is nothing like B. The purpose of A was to allow faster throughput. However, the problem that occured was that it has a shorter range. G, on the other hand, provided the speed and A but the range of B.
 

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hmmm, I didnt know that. I thought g was a standard that uses both the 2.4Ghz and th 5Ghz spectrum. Thanks for the heads up, Henyman and Reg.
 

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wireless 11g is 54Mbps and operates in the 2.4 GHz band, 11a is 108MBps and operates in the 5 GHz band

wireless 11b is 11MBps and in the 2.4GHz band as well
 

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