10 Things You Should Know About 802.11n - 40MHz Channels

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2007-10-23 Print this article Print
10 Things You Should Know About 802.11n - 40MHz Channels
802.11n can operate using the standard 20MHz channels or with wide 40MHz channels that confer higher top-end throughput. Draft 2.0 of the specification recommends that 40MHz channels only be used in the 5GHz band-but many implementations will allow c
With a few enterprise-class wireless LAN vendors now selling devices based on Draft 2.0 of the 802.11n WLAN specification, here are 10 things enterprise wireless implementers should keep in mind as they consider the technology.
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.

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