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In 802.11n MIMO how we are acheiving more range?

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Hi,
In 802.11n We are trasmitting with more antennas, so as per RF rule we are dividing the power, then range should reduce. but in MIMO how we are getting more range?

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I saw someone on a message board state that when a wifi card has two antennas, it's not to give it a choice to use whichever gives the best signal. But rather because they're optimized, one antenna for transmitting, one for receiving.

The N protocol uses both 2.4 and 5 GHz. By transmitting on a higher frequency it extends the range of reception. It also uses greater bandwidth.

In any case I imagine the base transmits on 5 Ghz using one antenna, whereas it receives 2.4 GHz through another antenna.
 

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