Comparison between Different Wireless Standards
The 802.11a standard supports speed up to 54 Mbps. In addition, it utilizes the 5 GHz band. For transmission, the 802.11a standard uses the OFDM transmission technique. There are several different types of data rates that can be used by 802.11a standard such as 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36 and 48 Mbps.