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Deciphering the Alphabet Soup of the 802.11 Standards

Posted by Kelson Lawrence on Jul 24, 2013 11:01:00 AM

By James Hanback

Let's see. If you overlay the 802.11a standard with 802.11b standard and subtract the 5-gigahertz (GHz) band, you get an approximate 802.11g standard. Then add back the 5-GHz band, add four multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) streams to get the 802.11n standard. Subtract the 2.4-GHz band, multiply the available MIMO streams by 2, and you get the 802.11ac standard.

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