- Getting to know the wireless standards of routers
There are five wireless standards for routers namely 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11n, and 802.11ac. Each wireless standard has its own features. See the table below for the comparison.
|802.11b||20 MHz||2.4 GHz||Up to 11 Mbps|
|802.11g||20 MHz||2.4 GHz||Up to 54 Mbps|
|802.11a||20 MHz||5 GHz||Up to 54 Mbps|
|802.11n||20 or 40 MHz||2.4 GHz and / or 5 GHz||Up to 1000 Mbps (802.11n speed with 4x4 spatial streams & 1024 QAM support)|
|802.11ac||20, 40, 80 or 160 MHz||5 GHz||Up to 2600 Mbps (802.11ac speed with 3x3 spatial streams & 160 MHz support)|
NOTE: The speed and range may be reduced significantly if there are interferences between the router and the computer connecting to it.
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