802.11 rate?

what is broadcast data rate for 802.11b and what is the rate for 802.11a?
rohganAsked:
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fuzzysbCommented:
802.11b is 11mbit a second and after packet overheads you get throughput of aroung 6mbit/sec

802.11a is 54mbit a second and after packet overheads you get around 36mb throughput.

but 802.11g is 54mb also with a larger range.

hope this is what you were looking for
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fuzzysbCommented:
also there is Pre 802.11n stuff which peaks at 108mb and has an even larger range, however if i was in the market or wireless i would hold out untill the new 802.11n stuff is out as it has a far larger transmission rates and a lot further range
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rohganAuthor Commented:
I read somewhere that 802.11b has 2 Mbps broadcast rate?
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fuzzysbCommented:
that indeed is the case if you have 128 bit WEP encryption, but without WEP enabled it runs around 6mbit, with 64bit encryption i was achieving between 3-4 mbits
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rohganAuthor Commented:
and 6 mpbs for 11a?
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fuzzysbCommented:
no 802.11a is 54mb and runs at around 36mb, this is the technology you should use for high bandwidth applications since 802.11g only peaks at around 36mb throughput but has a larger distance capability than 802.11a
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