What is meant by slow clients
I know this question may sound stupid but its bit difficult for me to get my head around wireless concepts so need some pointers. Please i am not looking for high level explanation but rather a deep technical one to really help me understand what is going on
Its said that if we have a 802.11ac network running and if a slow client comes in, there will be a certain performance hit. Like a client with 1x1:1 spatial stream (running 802.11b standard). My question is, how can a wireless client be slow ? doesnt the wifi signals travel at same speed ? and also if i am not wrong, AP allocates every client a certain time to transmit, so it shouldnt be getting slow.
But please help me understand what tehnically we mean my slow client ? how 802.11b is slower then 802.11ac when both transmit radio signals of same speed