802-11G

1/12/2001

802.11g is an announced wireless technology that will allow data rates up to 54 Million bits per second. The IEEE has given tentative approval to an 802.11g standard. 802.11g is to run in the 2.4gHz range and is to be compatible with slower (11mbps) 802.11b devices that currently are in use there. The first 802.11g products will possibly ship in late 2002.

The technology to be used is apparently something called OFDM/CCK (Orthogonal Frequency Domain Modulation/ Complimentary Code Keying). It is said to be similar to the technology used by 802.11a in the 5GHz band. It is a multichannel technology using 48 data channels with four pilot tones.

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