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IEEE 802.11 wireless networking standards that Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices support

Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry® devices support the IEEE® 802.11a™, IEEE® 802.11b™, and IEEE® 802.11g™ wireless networking standards.

Characteristics of the IEEE 802.11a wireless networking standard that Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices support

Characteristic

Description

fallback speeds

48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6 Mbps

frequency

5 GHz

maximum speed

54 Mbps

nonoverlapping channels

up to 19

sources of interference

  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • some satellite systems
  • 5 GHz cordless phones

throughput speed

23 Mbps

Characteristics of the IEEE 802.11b wireless networking standard that Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices support

Characteristic

Description

fallback speeds

5.5, 2, and 1 Mbps

frequency

2.4 GHz

maximum speed

11 Mbps

nonoverlapping channels

3

sources of interference

  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • microwave ovens
  • 2.4 GHz cordless phones

throughput speed

4.5 Mbps

Characteristics of the IEEE 802.11g wireless networking standard that Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices support

Characteristic

Description

fallback speeds

48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6 Mbps

frequency

2.4 GHz

maximum speed

54 Mbps

nonoverlapping channels

3

sources of interference

  • Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • microwave ovens
  • 2.4 GHz cordless phones

throughput speed

19 Mbps


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