I thought it was a WLAN based on the distance, but WLANs have a maximum of 600 Mbps, so I was confused on what the answer would be.
Answer by davisj · Jun 05, 2015 at 12:43 PM
I assume this is a flawed question from your textbook. Modern WLANs, based on 802.11n standard have a maximum speed of 600 mbps and a range of about 300 feet. However, these numbers are based on near perfect conditions: outside, with flat land and little to no interference. Unfortunately, this is not the world that we live in. Therefore, on average, you can expect slower speeds and distance than what the technology is rated for; they will vary greatly depending on location/geography/environment. For example, consider a wireless access point in the middle of a large field, on relatively flat land with no structures or other technology in sight. Your speed and range in this condition will be optimal. Now, consider the same access point in an apartment complex in the middle of New York City. Wireless signals deflect more than they penetrate walls; so, the more walls, the slower the connection. You will also have hundreds, if not thousands of sources of interference, including microwaves (2.4GHz range), cordless phones, other wireless access points, etc. All of these factors will affect the speed and distance of the wireless signal.
Answer by mabast · Jan 30, 2016 at 07:09 PM
WLAN, Wireless Local Area Network , If you are following the CWNA Guide to Wireless LANs 3rd Edition so this is a mistake the author made, the question supposed to be "What kind of Wireless Network has a maximum speed of 600 Mbps and a coverage area of 350 feet?