[amsat-bb] Re: Is Wi-Fi Headed toward an Early Grave?
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 12 14:27:49 PST 2006
802.11n will increase usage of 2.4 GHz. If you want decent range 2.4 GHz is the
band to use not 5 GHz.
We will continue to see increasing use of 2.4 GHz for a whole range of consumer
It's why we need an Amateur Satellite allocation at 2490-2400 MHz in addition
to 2400-2402 MHz.
73 Trevor M5AKA
--- Bill Ress <bill at hsmicrowave.com> wrote:
> Thought I'd pass along an interest article (in PC Magazine) entitled "Is
> Wi-Fi Headed toward an Early Grave?"
> A rather mixed prediction since the article predicts 802.11n will
> replace WiFi and 802.11n can operate in both 2.4 and 5 GHz allocations.
> We can only hope that 802.11a (5 GHz) and 802.11n operating at 5 GHz
> will take some of the heat off our 2.4 GHz band. The 5 GHz allocation
> offers more immunity to co-interference and allows for higher data
> rates. Perhaps the availability of still higher data rates will offer
> incentive (over the long term) to get users to opt for the higher
> frequency (above 2.4 GHz) networks.
> Maybe I'm overly optimistic??
> Regards...Bill - N6GHz
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