The wireless networking world is a' buzz with the new kid in town, 802.11g. As with most new technologies, some of the buzz is hype, other is rumor, and it's hard to tell the difference! Fortunately, one of the advantages that I have is detailed test data from the first products to hit the shelves, which I can use to help separate fact from fiction. I've also been busy corresponding with both the chip and networking product companies involved in the draft-802.11g market-share battle, most of whom have been very helpful in helping me get a better understanding of this new technology.
Linksys' WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router seems to have taken the lead over its sibling the WAP54G Access Point. Although it's priced about the same, it has a key difference that you should know about before you buy. Read our review to make an informed purchase!
One of the first 802.11g wireless client adapters. Uses Broadcom '54g' technology. Also comes in 'A' version that supports external antenna
Broadcom-based draft-802.11g router. Supports multipoint bridging and repeating
Wi-Fi certified 802.11b wireless router, w/ 4 port 10/100switch & print server. Bundled with zer0knowledge's Freedom Security and Privacy suite.
Linksys' new WET11 is causing quite a stir in the wireless networking world. Some say it's just a WAP11 stuck in AP Client mode. Others say it works great and wish it were weatherized for outdoor WISP-type use. So what's the real story? Has Linksys managed to come up with a one-product-does-all 802.11b solution?
Dual-radio 802.11a/b (Atheros 802.11a, Broadcom 802.11b) Access Point. Has first generation Atheros 11a radio.
The Wi-Fi Alliance and IEEE 802.11 Task Group i have finally heard the voice of the marketplace.
D-Link's 2.20 firmware update for its DWL-900AP+ Access Point has finally brought wireless repeating to the masses! What used to cost about $500 can now be had for about $100!
Wireless bridging, i.e. connecting two wired networks via a wireless link has gotten to be a very confusing subject. In this NTK, we're going to try to untangle the mess that wireless networking companies have made of this product area, help you choose the right products for your application, and show you how to set them up properly.