Longer range and faster speed are the watchwords for wireless LAN product manufacturers and the criteria by which many of us choose which products to buy. We take a look at three "extended range" WLAN technologies - Atheros' Super G / XR, Airgo Networks' True MIMO and Parker Vision's D2D - to see if they deliver as promised.
Who would have thought that the ability to set up a shared wireless LAN in a hotel room would be so popular? Apparently 3Com and NETGEAR did and turned to a common OEM to produce the first 802.11g miniature wireless routers. We take a detailed look at what sets these two separated-at-birth twins apart.
Although NETGEAR was the first to launch the opening salvo in the tri-mode / dual-band wireless LAN wars, its WG602 54Mbps Wireless Access Point that it announced a few months ago represents the first-available draft-802.11g Access Point shipped by the company. It made its way into the SmallNetBuilder Test Lab pretty quickly, and our first-available review will give you our usual in-depth report.
Atheros has dominated the shrinking 802.11a wireless market, but is looking (like everyone else!) to take some market-share from 11g market-leader Broadcom.
Now that tri-mode dual-band wireless cards are here, it's hard to see why companies will buy anything else to equip their legions of laptops. Read our review of NETGEAR's WAG511 Dual Band Wireless PC Card and see why!
Wi-Fi certified 802.11b wireless router, w/ 4 port 10/100switch & print server. Bundled with zer0knowledge's Freedom Security and Privacy suite.
The RP614 is basically an RP114 in a sleek new package, with Setup Wizard and new interface.