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what is difference between Intel 802.11b and 10/100M WLAN cards?

Cheng Luo_1
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what is difference between Intel 802.11b and 10/100M WLAN cards?

Thanks! Cheng
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Ron Kinner
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Re: what is difference between Intel 802.11b and 10/100M WLAN cards?

The first one is real. The second one is fantasy or marketing.

"802.11b (also referred to as 802.11 High Rate or Wi-Fi) -- an extension to 802.11 that applies to wireless LANS and provides 11 Mbps transmission (with a fallback to 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps) in the 2.4 GHz band. 802.11b uses only DSSS. 802.11b was a 1999 ratification to the original 802.11 standard, allowing wireless functionality comparable to Ethernet."

Also see:

http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/WLANStandards.asp

The 10/100 WLAN "standard" appears to have been created by some marketing types who got confused with the 10/100 LAN ports.

Ron