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Which is faster, 802.11a or 802.11b, and what is their capacity?

Which is faster, 802.11a or 802.11b, and what is their capacity?
802.11a operates at data rates up to 54 Mbps; 802.11b has a maximum data rate of 11 Mbps. Actual application throughput is typically about half of the data rate due to overhead. For a more detailed comparison of these two WLAN radio standards, read this searchNetworking tip: Choosing Between 802.11a and 802.11b.
This was first published in August 2004

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