802.11b Interference



Russ@Mobitopia points out why many 802.11b hotspots in a confined area can make things suck.

Apparently WiFi is a little too popular at CeBIT, with over 76 hotspots.  The problem is, they were all interfering with each other, bringing effective range to a few meters and slowing down transfer rates like crazy.  It looks like bluetooth made it through unharmed, though.