Subject: Re: "airport"-friendly wireless networking?
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 08/21/2000 04:40:52
>>Note that I have been told there may be some interoperability issues
>>with 802.11 devices. The standard is complex, and apparently not all
>>devices nicely talk to each other. I have not experienced this, but
>>network design people at Carnegie Mellon have told me this.
>The main thing I've been told is that some are "frequency hopping" and some
>are "digital spread spectrum". The Aviator cards, for instance, are the
>former, and the Lucent cards are the latter.
there are "Frequency hopping (FH)" and "Direct sequence (DS)" cards.
they are not compatible (you can't mix FH and DS).
"man 4 awi" and "man 4 wi" talks about it very much.