which wireless router?

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Mon Feb 25 19:54:15 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Nils Kassube wrote:
> > Derek Broughton wrote:
> >> How can it tell one has a better signal unless it's constantly
> >> testing it?
> >
> > Yes, that's how diversity works, constant testing. You have 2
> > receivers and monitor the signal with both antennas simultaneously.
> Yeah, but you have two _transmitters_ too.  Or does it simply assume
> that the one with the best reception must be the one which will be best
> for transmitting?

I don't think there are 2 transmitters too. They would have to transmit 
simultaneously and that would mean interference on the receiver side. So 
the transmitter is switched to the antenna which had the better signal 
during the last reception period. That is the best choice because usually 
the signal quality for one antenna doesn't change very fast.


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