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A compact dual-band Annular-Ring Slot Antenna (ARSA) is proposed for use in 2.4/5GHz Wireless Local-Area Networks (WLANs). With a meandered grounded strip embedded in the ring slot, three resonant modes were excited. With a pair of notches properly etched in the inner circular patch, the third resonant band was sufficiently lowered so that the second and third resonant bands are combined to form a wider upper operating band. If scaled to the same lower operating-band center frequency, the proposed ARSA measures only 53.6% the area of a conventional microstrip-line-fed ARSA.