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.
Pocket-sized WiFi network detectors may seem like a dumb idea at first. But if the size and features are right, they can be a real time-saver for seeing whether it's worth it to pull out the ol' notebook. PCTEL's WiFi Seeker seems to succeed where previous devices have failed. Read our Quick View review and see if you agree!
How much would you pay for a four-point SPI router with 802.11g access point, USB print server and built-in VPN endpoint? If you think about $200 is too much, would you change your mind if it handled LAN-LAN and Remote-LAN PPTP, IPsec and L2TP VPN tunnels on both the wired and wireless sides? And how about if it threw in VLAN and Bandwidth control? Come read our review to see how Draytek's Vigor 2900g Broadband Security Router does it all.
The empire strikes back in the "enhanced" 802.11g wars! Linksys has introduced its first SpeedBooster products fueled by Broadcom's Afterburner technology. We rushed the WRT54GS Wireless-G Router with SpeedBooster onto our test bench and have the first-available in-depth review. How does Afterburner stack up against Super-G? Does more money really buy you more performance? All this and more will be revealed...
At first glance, you might dismiss ASUS' tiny WL-330 as a wireless toy, but you'd be wrong. This mighty-mite packs good performance, WDS bridging / repeating and Ethernet-to-wireless adapter capabilities into a package that's sure to lend itself to some creative uses.
Like every other networking product vendor, 3Com has had a tough time during the past few years. We took a look at its OfficeConnect Wireless 11g Cable/DSL Gateway and companion PC Card, and were left wondering where 3Com's spirit of innovation has gone...
AirMagnet's wireless LAN analysis products have consistently gotten good marks from reviewers since their debut almost two years ago. We finally got our hands on the latest versions of the Handheld and Laptop Trio products and have to agree... we liked them too!
One of the wireless networking stories at this year's Las Vegas CES - aside from the scads of networkable DVD players and "media adapters" - was the battle for bragging rights to the highest throughput "starburst" number. (The "starburst" is the number prominently displayed on the front of a product's box).
SMC's EZ Connect g 2.4GHz 54Mbps Wireless Ethernet Adapter is the first product to support enhanced security via Wi-Fi Protected Access in a wireless bridging device. But although it has a few other useful tricks that it can do, we found it a little too quirky for our taste. Read the review and find out why.
In Part 1 of this NTK, I described the elements of Super-G and took a detailed look at normal 11g and Super-G channel overlap. I also presented test results pitting Super-G against "normal" 11g wireless LANs and "normal" 11g WLANs against each other.