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    Details: The design team of the WLAN in your local hospital is debating the use of IEEE 802.11a vs. 802.11g. Compare between the two technologies and make your recommendation to the design team.

    Objective: Discuss how to build client and wireless Internet applications. Discuss wireless network security concepts

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    Let us first try to understand both these technologies.

    "802.11a supports bandwidth up to 54 Mbps and signals in a regulated frequency spectrum around 5 GHz. This higher frequency compared to 802.11b shortens the range of 802.11a networks."

    Due to higher frequency, it is difficult for 802.11a signals to penetrate walls and other obstructions. ...

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    This solution discusses wireless network architectures.