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In this paper we assess the multipath propagation effects of a short-range wireless device operating at 2.4 GHz in an indoor office environment. The investigations are carried out using FEM simulations and measurement trials for NLOS and LOS propagation scenarios. The FEM simulations will also be used for assessing the influence on propagation when doors are opened or closed. Finally, we investigate a single-input multiple-output (SIMO) antenna receive diversity system utilizing different combining techniques to improve the performance over a fading radio channel in a NLOS propagation environment. Simulation results show that a substantial diversity gain would be achieved by using this system.