[clug] What's the story with 802.11a?

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Thu Nov 20 10:30:10 EST 2003

Hey folk,

I'm seeing 802.11a hardware being very cheap at the moment ($99 for an access
point, new). This stuff runs at 5GHz+, and is capable of 54 Mbit.

Anyways, so I have some questions:

 - Why is it so cheap? Is 802.11a a dead standard or something?
 - What are the range capabilities of 5GHz?
 - Anyone using it now and have pointers?



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