10 Things You Should Know About 802.11n - Backward-Compatibility

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2007-10-23 Print this article Print
10 Things You Should Know About 802.11n - Backward-Compatibility
802.11n is designed to be backward-compatible with both 802.11b/g in the 2.4GHz band and 802.11a in the 5GHz band. For a long time to come, the majority of wireless clients on an 802.11n network will be legacy devices, so administrators must continue to p
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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