Xpress technology

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Xpress technology is Broadcom's standards-based frame-bursting approach to improve 802.11 wireless LAN performance. It is a software-based implementation of the frame-bursting originally in the IEEE 802.11e draft specification, and is found in the Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WME) specification.

When Xpress is turned on, aggregate throughput (the sum of the individual throughput speeds of each client on the network) can improve by up to 27% in 802.11g-only networks, and up to 75% in mixed 802.11g and 802.11b networks.

The technology achieves higher throughput by re-packaging data, reducing the number of overhead control packets, so that more useful data can be sent during a given amount of time.

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