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Re: Is Wi-Fi Headed toward an Early Grave?



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
devices. 

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@hsmicrowave.com> wrote:

> Thought I'd pass along an interest article (in PC Magazine) entitled "Is 
> Wi-Fi Headed toward an Early Grave?"
> _http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2070360,00.asp
> _
> 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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