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What Is Multipath?

Multipath occurs when a radio signal is split into two or more signals causing the receiving antenna to receive multiple copies of the same signal. The radio signal can be split by obstacles such as walls, chairs, tables and other objects. As the signal bounces off an object it causes a longer path to the receiver. Some signals may bounce off several objects before reaching the receiver. The longer this path, the greater the amount of delay.

As radio signals are delayed they reach the receiving antenna at different times, sometimes overlapping. The receiver becomes confused by the signals and is unable to interpret them correctly which causes data errors requiring retransmission of the signal. Performance can be significantly reduced by the delayed signals and retransmissions.

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Solution ID: CS-025346
Last Modified: 01-Oct-2014
Date Created: 01-Jan-2007