International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science (IJSEAS)
In just the past few years, wireless LANs have come to occupy a significant niche in the local area network market. Increasingly, organizations are finding that wireless LANs are an indispensable adjunct to traditional wired LANs, to satisfy requirements for mobility, relocation, ad hoc networking and coverage of locations difficult to wire. One of the key drivers of this new market expansion for WLANs is the IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) standard. This paper is the exact calculation of the theoretical maximum throughput for a variety of IEEE 802.11 technologies. This formula is important to researchers as well as system designers. It is a strict barrier that cannot be overcome by any means while remaining standard-compliant.