[Angstrom-distro-users] kinda OT: hardware recommendation to replace my dead Netgear MA701 (CF 802.11b and/or g)
chick at computergeek.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Oct 16 13:34:43 CEST 2007
On Tuesday 16 October 2007 10:56, Oliver Fels wrote:
> Damien Martins wrote:
> > A 802.11g seems useless unless your PDA have enough power to use
> > 54MB/s
> The CF slot is a 16 bit slot anyway which will not provide enough
> throughput for 802.11g. We have tested such setups at work as we had
> a similar issue with a PCMCIA slot in an embedded device for which we
> needed a WLAN replacement card.
> The only benefit for a 802.11g card in the slot therefore is the more
> sophisticated security architecture.
Both statements are sort of untrue.
WPA/WPA2 works fine with 802.11b
There *is* a benefit to a g device, even with limited host cpu power/bus
bandwidth - if you only have g capable devices around, your AP does not
need to use "ERP" mode which increases the maximum bandwidth available
to *ALL* devices on the AP from around 15 to 23Mbps.
Also using shorter (g) packets can make the system less susceptible
causing and generating interference when at close range to the AP.
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