High Speed WLANs: Moving Toward a 5-GHz Solution
Much attention has been focused on the issue of backward compatible wireless local area networks. The issue is clear: New high-performance wireless local area networks (WLANs) must be able to interoperate with installed 802.11b equipment, and WLAN standards need to address this issue so that upgrade paths from 2.4-GHz systems are clearly identified. In fact, companies that are developing 802.11a and 802.11g solutions are currently implementing strategies to ensure backward compatible solutions. This white paper will review the relative size of the existing 802.11b market and the potential for the high performance wireless LAN market, and offer a solution to address the dual-mode 802.11a+b market.