RE: Dell on Bluetooth vs. 802.11

Edward Jung (
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 20:55:43 -0800

Ah, if you are discussing class 1 bluetooth devices, then Dell's reason is
probably maturity/availability.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Baker []
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 8:24 PM
To: Edward Jung;
Subject: RE: Dell on Bluetooth vs. 802.11

At 05:49 PM 11/22/99 -0800, Edward Jung wrote:
>Implementations typically fall back to 1 and 2 mbps. Typical xmit power is
>100mw in the US, sinking just under 1/2 watt.

Hmm, comparable, I didn't realize that.

>Bluetooth only has a range of 10m, so it isn't appropriate for corporate
>building and home-wide networks. It's more of an in-room thing.

Bluetooth specs 3 classes of device. Class 1, for "base station" type
units, are up to 100M in range.