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2.4 GHz WiFi, Bluetooth: Wireless Networking



2.4 GHz is currently the most popular frequency band used in wireless networks today, used to create billions of wireless connections around the world over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and a range of other popular wireless communication technologies.

In contrast to the 5 GHz band, 2.4 GHz offers both distinct advantages and disadvantages. These include:

Advantages

Disadvantages

L-com manufactures thousands of 2.4 GHz products to give you the edge in any wireless networking challenge, whether you’re designing a network from the ground up or tweaking the performance of a current system.



Solutions

802.11/b/g/n

The 802.11 wireless standard provides a set of media access control and physical layer specifications enabling you to set up WLANs (wireless local area networks) in the 2.4, 3.6, 4.9, 5 and 60 GHz frequency bands.

Most 802.11-based wireless systems today operate in the 2.4 GHz band. Key issues in these applications include EMI (electromagnetic interference) from other 2.4 GHz systems, range/signal strength and security issues.

L-com produces an impressive selection of 2.4 GHz products - including antennas, RF amplifiers, band pass filters and much more – designed specifically to resolve the issues found with 802.11 wireless networks.

WiFi/WLAN

Wi-Fi is a wireless local area network (WLAN) technology, utilizing the 2.4 GHz UHF and 5 GHz SHF frequency bands to exchange data between network-enabled electronic devices. While the term specifically refers to WLAN products designed in compliance with IEEE 802.11 standards, the vast number of devices using 802.11-standard protocols has meant that the term is now used to mean WLAN technology in general.

Many modern wireless devices today use Wi-Fi standards, including personal computers, video game systems, smart phones, tablets and digital cameras.

Bluetooth

The Bluetooth wireless communications protocol, designed primarily for use in applications that need low power consumption, uses the 2.4 GHz band to deliver short range transmissions through low-cost transceivers. Most Bluetooth devices are powered by batteries.

The effective range of Bluetooth transmissions depend mostly on power availability, but can also vary greatly due to a wide range of other circumstances: material coverage, propagation conditions, production sample variations, antenna configurations and battery conditions. There are, however, reliable methods for extending the range of Bluetooth transmission.

L-com’s wide selection of 2.4 GHz wireless equipment includes high quality antennas and RF range extenders that greatly extend the capability and reliability of Bluetooth devices.

Hotspots

A wireless “hotspot” is a broadcast location that delivers Internet access over a wireless local area network (WLAN), via a router or access point connected to an internet service provider(ISP). Today, these hotspots can be commonly found in hospitals, office buildings, hotels, restaurants and almost any area with significant public traffic.

Many businesses have found that operating a Wi-Fi hotspot can bring substantial financial benefits. To be successful, however, their hotspot performance must live up to customers’ expectations for both quality of service and fast download speeds.

L-com’s wide selection of 2.4 GHz equipment helps our customers meet the unique, personalised needs of their particular wireless hotspot implementation – realizing the full business potential of their hotspots without overspending on wasted bandwidth or network capacity.



Products

2.4 GHz Antennas

2.4 GHz WLAN Amplifiers

2.4 GHz Bandpass Filters



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