08-19-2004, 07:11 AM
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Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Petone, Wellington
| Also, any node should use the 802.11b or 802.11g (2.4GHz) type setup, using anything else is pointless as no-one really uses anything else. |
I partially disagree with this.
If you want to run a slightly more controlled backbone network (pay particular attention to the word backbone, I do not mean client end which can still be 2.4), 2.4 is not going to be good because it's a noisy slice of spectrum, especially worse is self-interference between your backbone point to point links and your client-end node. There is the added advantage of kiddies not being able to easily warstumble their way onto your big backhaul links for the real fast bandwidth.
Then there is the matter of scalability, 5.x spectrum is going to scale a lot faster than 2.4. If you want a good upgrade path to .n and wimax options, then your best bet is .a
Everything has their uses, even .a
So dont stick with just one standard, mix and match to suit the requirements of the link