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Re: [vox-tech] Wireless range
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Re: [vox-tech] Wireless range

Aha! No longer a lurker! :-)

Nice to see you on the list.

boombox said:
> Cell phones use the 1.9 GHz and 3 GHz band where wireless networks use 2.4
> and 5 GHz band. Hospitals banned cell phones for fear that the band would
> interfere with vital equipment but I believe that in most cases it has
> been shown not to be true. I would assume that to be true for wireless
> networks as well. The only difference I see is the higher transmit power
> of the cell phones, as they need to reach at least about a mile. Of
> course, as I have never been in a hospital I donít know about any special
> systems they might have.
> As for range, all I know is that most networks spill out onto the street,
> where I drive by and pick up the signal in my car :)
> This is with the exception of the 5GHz band which has a hard time getting
> through the walls. I would be surprised if a 5GHz network could cover more
> than one floor, but again I donít know the exact range.

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