What Is the Approximate Throughput of 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g?

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Question

What Is the Approximate Throughput of 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g?

Answer

The throughput specifications for 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g WLAN infrastructures are not the same.  The following is a list of throughput specifications:
  • 802.11b: Data rate of 11 Mbps = 6 Mbps
  • 802.11g: Data rate of 54 Mbps (with 802.11b clients in cell) = 8 Mbps
  • 802.11g: Data rate of 54 Mbps (w/o 802.11b clients in cell) = 22 Mbps
  • 802.11a: Data rate of 54 Mbps = 25 Mbps