- Words: 4808
- Length: 15 Pages
- Topic: Education - Computers
- Paper #: 43109232
According to Paul B. Mckimmy (2003), "The first consideration of wireless technology is bandwidth. 802.11b (one of four existing wireless Ethernet standards) is currently the most available and affordable specification. It allows a maximum of 11 megabits per second (Mbps)" (p. 111); the author adds that wired Ethernet LANs are typically 10 or 100 Mbps.
In 1997, when the IEEE 802.11 standard was first ratified, wireless LANs were incompatible and