An evaluation of the performance of IEEE 802.11a and 802.11g wireless local area networks in a corporate office environment

A Doufexi, SMD Armour, BS Lee, AR Nix, DR Bull

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Abstract

In recent years there has been considerable interest in the development of standards for wireless local area networks. In particular, IEEE's 802.11a and 802.11g both employ coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (COFDM) but operate in different frequency bands. In this paper, the performance and relative merits of 802.11a and 802.11g are compared for the scenario of a corporate office wireless LAN application. It is shown that for comparable scenarios 802.11g achieves superior range but that 802.11a achieves higher data rates. Thus the two standards are found to have complimentary strengths and weaknesses
Translated title of the contributionAn evaluation of the performance of IEEE 802.11a and 802.11g wireless local area networks in a corporate office environment
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications, 2003 (ICC '03)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1196 - 1200
Number of pages5
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0780378024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2003
EventInternational Conference on Communications (ICC) - Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Duration: 1 May 2003 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Communications (ICC)
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, Alaska
Period1/05/03 → …

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE International Conference on Communications, 2003 (ICC '03)
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

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Keywords

  • IEEE 802.11a
  • 802.11g
  • wireless local area networks
  • wireless LAN

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