1 page, due in 8 hrs or so, APA, 1 source
University X considered al of the options for wireless networking- 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g- before deciding on an 802.11a solution. The 802. 11a option won out because it provides greater bandwidth in two ways; more bandwidth per access point and closer grouping of access points, so fewer students share a given chunk of bandwidth 802.11a provides smaller cells with more access points in a given area, which, which effectively divides access, roughly by classroom, and there is less overlap. Also, 802.11a enables greater number of channels as compared to 802.11b. According to the analysts for university X, 802.11g had one key deficit: it carries the inherent disadvantages of 802.11b with respect to the number of non-overlapping channels.
1. Why did University X select the 802.11 option?
2. Can you think of a scenario where 802.11b will be preferred over 802.11a?