Your wireless is on backwards

The 802.11g wireless specification was built to be backwards-compatible with a previous wireless format. Which wireless technology can clients use without any modification on properly configured 802.11g networks?

A) 802.11a

B) 802.11b

C) 802.11n

D) 802.1d

E) If you hold onto the rabbit ears, you might be able to get Poughkeepsie.

The answer: B) 802.11b

The introduction of 802.11g increased bandwidth, and it worked quite well as a replacement for 802.11b access points. Even though the new access point is using 802.11g technology, all users with 802.11b adapters can still access the network without any issues.

Want to know more? Watch “Wireless Networking.”

Wireless networks have numerous standards and communication methods, and there are extensive wireless configuration options. In this video, you’ll learn about all of the 802.11 wireless standards, the wireless encryption methods, and some of the most common wireless configuration options.