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Difference between 11ac-wave1 and 11ac-wave2


This tutorial section on WLAN-11ac basics covers following sub topics:
Main page  frame  PHY layer  MAC layer  data rates  spectral mask  beamforming  radio planning


This page compares 11n vs 11ac vs 11ad to provide difference between 11ac-wave1 and 11ac-wave2 802.11 standards. It is a 802.11 family of standard which is developed to deliver high data rate and it extends capability of 11a/b/g/n standards. It is referred as VHT(Very High Throughput) specification.

802.11ac-wave1

•  The products are based on IEEE 802.11ac,draft 2.0 standard
•  Channel bandwidth supported: 20,40 and 80 MHz
•  Modulation technique supported: Max. upto 256QAM
•  Max.speed of 1.3Gbps(with 80MHz,3 stream and 256QAM)
•  Beamforming is supported

802.11ac-wave2

•  The products are based on IEEE 802.11ac,final version of standard
•  Channel bandwidth supported: 20,40,80 MHz, 160 MHz added in this version
•  Modulation technique supported: Max. upto 256QAM
•  Max.speed of 3.5Gbps(with 160MHz,4 stream and 256QAM)
•  Beamforming is supported including Multiuser MIMO

Difference between 11a, 11b, 11g, 11n, 11ac and 11ad

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