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What are the differences between Bluetooth and wireless LAN?

    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