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Why higher frequency allows the signal to carry more data.

  1. Jan 23, 2008 #1
    Hello!

    Can someone explain why a signal with a higher frequency carries more data that one with lower frequency, namely in WiFi comunications?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2008 #2

    berkeman

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    What are your thoughts on this? Read a little about different modulation schemes on wikipedia.org, and think about what factors affect how fast you can modulate a carrier wave:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modulation

    Does that help?
     
  4. Jan 23, 2008 #3

    DaveC426913

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    Which mail service can get more mail to your house:
    the one that comes once a week or the one that comes once a day?
     
  5. Jan 23, 2008 #4

    berkeman

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