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What are the differences between Bluetooth and wireless LAN?

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Differences between Bluetooth and wireless LAN.

The differences between Bluetooth and wireless LAN are listed below.

* Bluetooth
Technical standard: Bluetooth1.0b
Used frequencies: 2.4GHz (2.4000GHz to 2.4835GHz)
Transmission distance: 10m to 100m (direct)
Communication speed: Max 723Kbps
Transmission mode: Frequency hopping spread spectrum mode

* Wireless LAN 2.4GHz
Technical standard: IEEE802.11/802.11b
Used frequencies: 2.4GHz (1 to 11 channels, ISM band)
Transmission distance: Maximum length 100m
Communication speed: Max 11Mbps
Transmission mode: Direct spread spectrum mode

* Wireless LAN 5GHz
Technical standard: IEEE802.11a
Used frequencies: 5.15GHz to 5.25GHz (4 channels)
Transmission distance: Maximum length 100m
Communication speed: Max 54Mbps
Transmission mode: Orthogonal frequency-division multiplex mode