Sluggish WiFi Connections Hurt Everyone

I recently recommended a client consider wireless, and a pilot roll-out proved disappointing, with severely degraded performance with as few as six users. Perhaps this helps to explain the problem, and will encourage more analysis.

Sluggish WiFi Connections Hurt Everyone MindNumbingOblivion writes “Wireless technology has revolutionized access to local area networks when one can’t always be close to an ethernet jack. But a recent research paper from the French Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique tells how one slow user accessing a hot point can hurt the whole group. Apparently the very nature of CSMA/CD guarantees such anomalies.” From Slashdot

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