How Do I Deploy a Wireless LAN?
The first step in planning a wireless LAN deployment should be to decide on your wireless networking technology standard. Keep in mind that the standard you ultimately select will need to accommodate your network access points and routers as well as the entire collection of wireless network interface cards (NICs) for your computers and other network resources. The main wireless standards in use today are 802.11a, which has a theoretical maximum speed of 11 Mbps; 802.11b, which maxes out at 54 Mbps; 802.11g, which also maxes out at 54 Mbps; and 802.11n, which has a theoretical maximum speed of 250 Mbps. Newer standards like 802.11n can also work with older standards but do so with a considerable negative impact on wireless network performance.
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