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Registered: ‎02-17-2010

802.11n operation in 2.4GHz or/and 5.8 GHz

In http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11n-2009 it is mentioned 802.11n can be enabled operate in 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz.

If there is 1 n-enabled AP serving a conf room with no other APs around and the first client connection is established with a/n. What will happen if a second client tries to connect with a b/g radio? How does the AP handle this client connectivity?

Note: in Airwave, it show the APs MAC connecting in either not both.

Thanks.
Aruba Employee
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Registered: ‎04-15-2009

Re: 802.11n operation in 2.4GHz or/and 5.8 GHz

If the AP is an Aruba 11n AP, it has two radios. Each can run 11n (a/n and b/g/n simultaneously), so you can have both 2.4 and 5GHz "n" speeds. The clients would connect to which ever radio they were configured to prefer. If it is another vendor, it is possible that is would be a single radio "n" device and in that case, the second client would be forced to use the frequency that the radio is using or not connect at all.
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Re: 802.11n operation in 2.4GHz or/and 5.8 GHz

Yep. Thanks.
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