Wireless LAN vs. Cat5 Ethernet LAN

802.11b or Airport
11 Mbps which includes network overhead.
About same actual throughput of 10Base-T Ethernet at optimum
Most users see 4 to 5 Mbps from the limitations of cheap hardware and signal congestion

54 Mbps about 25 Mbps of real throughput
More distance limitations than 802.11b

1 Mbps or 700 Kbps actual throughput
Highly resistant to interference
Short Range
Low power good for battery operated devices

10 Mbps
Allow all wireless devices to communicate over same network. Cordless Phones, computers, TV's

The Wireless Networking Starter Kit
Adam Engst & Glenn Fleishman
2003 Peachpit Press
P. 67-77
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