MIMO isn't required in 802.11g, but has been used in some proprietary equipment, not just to increase the range, but thruput as well since they use it to transmit/receive on 2 channels instead of just one (ie: jumping from the standard 54Mbps to 108Mbps). With 802.11n MIMO will be standard. MIMO is also being incorporated in furute releases of HSPA and is used in WiMAX.
PS- WiFi has also had a built in feature to help overcome multi-path propogation losses since it was officially released in 1999 called OFDM.
Since wifi channels are quite large (20Mhz) it can take advantage of that wide bandwidth by breaking the signal down and spreading the signal over the full 20Mhz. This makes it less prone to multipath fading compared to narrowband signals (like say GSM which transmits in 200khz channels).
The link budget is not a problem, we intend on splitting the bill...
I was only going of what I know about radio waves with regard to FM transmission, I figured it might apply to wifi too - obviously not. Don't be too harsh, I'm only trying to add to the discusion.
Stop the TSA now! Boycott the airlines.
Aquillar> hey, you guys ever play kmem russian roulette?
Agnostos> I don't believe I have. care to explain the details?
Aquillar> dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/kmem bs=1 count=1 seek=$RANDOM
Aquillar> keep executing until system crashes
Aquillar> person that crashes system has to buy beer
Agnostos> I wonder if I can sneak that into a server startup script here.
When something comes with a 30 or 90 day warranty, you know it's crap.
This is the garbage that local big-box stores sell with rebates that let you get a router for $1. Then they hose you for the setup charge, which of course you have to pay again when your POS router dies in 6 months.
Seen it with many customers, and I've got a lot of them to swear off Hawking crap.
Didn't think I'd have to convince you.......
I used a baby formula can and cut a small hole big enough for the USB wifi card to fit into. Pushed it in like 70 percent of the way and connected the Cable extention or whatever you wanna call it and BAMM! I got 20 percent increase in signal.. Pretty sweet.. It's posted all over the internet so its nothing new..