Wireless internet - WiFi Standards

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I know that 802.11 is the WI-FI standard, but what about the newer technology?

Wireless internet - WiFi Standards

802.11 is the Wi-Fi standard, however there are other standards which are variations of the 802.11. These include:

  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11i.

The differences among these standards includes speed, transmission frequency, and price. 802.11g is backwards compatible with previous products, but that is not the case with 802.11a. Make sure you check on compatibility issues prior to purchasing products.

   

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