Stories by Jim Geier

802.11a becomes a contender

Network managers have long chosen 802.11b as their preferred wireless LAN standard because there have been no significant contenders. With vendors releasing 802.11a access points and radio network interface cards, there's finally a decision that needs to be made on whether to deploy 802.11a or 802.11b. When you look at the "tale of the tape" between the two technologies, you'll see that 802.11a becomes a serious contender to the champ.