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June 25, 2004 1:22:29 PM

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Hi,

I have a Access Point "Lucent WavePoint-II IEEE 802.11" which was purchased
3 years ago.

Can anyone tell me whether it is 802.11A, 802.11B, or 802.11G??

Thanks & Regards,
KS

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June 25, 2004 1:22:30 PM

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802.11 refers to a family of specifications developed by the IEEE for
wireless LAN technology. 802.11 specifies an over-the-air interface between
a wireless client and a base station or between two wireless clients. The
IEEE accepted the specification in 1997.
There are several specifications in the 802.11 family:

a.. 802.11 -- applies to wireless LANs and provides 1 or 2 Mbps
transmission in the 2.4 GHz band using either frequency hopping spread
spectrum (FHSS) or direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS).
b.. 802.11a -- an extension to 802.11 that applies to wireless LANs and
provides up to 54 Mbps in the 5GHz band. 802.11a uses an orthogonal
frequency division multiplexing encoding scheme rather than FHSS or DSSS.
c.. 802.11b (also referred to as 802.11 High Rate or Wi-Fi) -- an
extension to 802.11 that applies to wireless LANS and provides 11 Mbps
transmission (with a fallback to 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps) in the 2.4 GHz band.
802.11b uses only DSSS. 802.11b was a 1999 ratification to the original
802.11 standard, allowing wireless functionality comparable to Ethernet.
d.. 802.11g -- applies to wireless LANs and provides 20+ Mbps in the 2.4
GHz band.

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June 26, 2004 12:17:14 AM

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Hi.

Three years ago it 802.11b

Jack (MVP-Networking)


"KS" <eksoon@streamyx.com> wrote in message
news:o vtAkLlWEHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> I have a Access Point "Lucent WavePoint-II IEEE 802.11" which was
purchased
> 3 years ago.
>
> Can anyone tell me whether it is 802.11A, 802.11B, or 802.11G??
>
> Thanks & Regards,
> KS
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
June 26, 2004 5:05:39 AM

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Most probably it is B. G and A become widespead only in last 2-3 years.
-PA

"KS" <eksoon@streamyx.com> wrote in message
news:o vtAkLlWEHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> I have a Access Point "Lucent WavePoint-II IEEE 802.11" which was purchased
> 3 years ago.
>
> Can anyone tell me whether it is 802.11A, 802.11B, or 802.11G??
>
> Thanks & Regards,
> KS
>
>
!