As I described in my Comdex coverage, the short story is that Broadcom is asserting that Atheros' Super-G based products will interfere with neighboring 802.11b and g networks, severely limiting their speed and, in some cases, shutting them down completely.
Hawking Technology's Hi-Gain Wireless USB adapter puts a new twist on an old product category. We found its 802.11b wireless adapter and hi-gain directional antenna to be a compelling combination for overcoming weak signal problems.
After a longer-than-expected wait, 802.11g / USB 2.0 adapters are finally hitting the shelves. The first one to hit the SmallNetBuilder test bench was also the first announced - Buffalo Technology's AirStation 54Mbps Wireless USB Adapter. We put it through its paces and our RapidReview will tell you whether you have to sacrifice any speed for the convenience of its USB 2.0 connection.
SanDisk's SD WiFi card is an impressive technical feat - a complete 802.11b client adapter the size of two postage stamps. But looks aren't everything and our latest review will give you the 411 on whether its performance is as impressive as its size!
If you've ever wished for better performance from your notebook's wireless card, Aerialix' Mini Dipole antenna could be the solution you're looking for. But you'll need the right card in order to use it, so check out our review and see if you've got what it needs!
Anyone who wants to run their own, independent pay-for wireless "hotspot" can now get into the game. ZyXEL's B-4000 Wireless Service Gateway bundles everything you need into one convenient package - even the printer for customer receipts!
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.
Will higher power really solve your wireless networking problems? We set out to answer that question in our review of the SMC2532W-B 2.4GHz 802.11b High Power Wireless PC Card. Read the review and see what we found.
The U.S. Robotics USR5450 802.11g Wireless Turbo Multi-function Access Point is the first product to hit the streets powered by Texas Instruments' TNETW1130 chipset. USR says TI's 100Mbps "802.11g+" technology was worth the wait, but you'll need to read our review to see if we agree.
Here's the problem. You're cheap...uh, make that frugal... have one or two wireless laptops that you want to get connected to your LAN, and don't want to buy an access point or wireless router to do it. Can it be done?