War driving with 802.11n

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War driving with 802.11n

Post by farazhasan110 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:23 am


I was wondering if there would be any difference if the laptop driver is changed from 802.11g to 802.11n. I recently did a drive and encountered some 750+ APs in a particular area (with 802.11n card). This figure is much higher than that recorded for other areas of the city (with 802.11g card). I was wondering if 802.11n can trace more APs? Technically, 802.11n are meant for high data rate, right?


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Re: War driving with 802.11n

Post by ACalcutt » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:57 am

some 802.11n cards can support both 2.4ghz and 5ghz wireless networks where a 802.11g would only support 2.4ghz. This means you may also be seeing 802.11a or 5ghz 802.11n networks when you use the n card.

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