When we say Fifty-four megabits per second, we don’t mean it…

Not a news flash to some, but perhaps others: the 802.11g spec, poorly referred to as “54 mbps” is really a measure of best possible radio speed, and not real data throughput in a real situation. Follow the link for Slashdot’s like to an O’Reilly article with the details. Like “56k” modems, althought perhaps even more overhyped. The good thing is that the ‘g’ components are competitively priced with ‘b’ components. When 54 Mbps isn’t 54 Mbps: 802.11g’s Real Speed [Slashdot]

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