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

Oops. Clicked send instead of postpone. Meant to also include this:
What about use of a Yagi vs OmniDirectional antenna and distance?

ME said:
> 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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