New 802.11g Wireless Standard

Praedor Tempus Atrebates praedor at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 11 10:14:48 EST 2003


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On Monday 10 February 2003 05:58 pm, Matt Peterson wrote:
> The Linksys WMP54G uses Broadcom's chipset.
>
> On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 07:53:40PM +0200, Vladimir Ivaschenko wrote:
> > Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 06:42:22PM +0100 Jacques Caron wrote about Re: New
> > 802.11g Wireless Standard
> >
> > > As far as I know, there are no cards yet available with the newer PRISM
> > > chipsets that are 802.11g capable, but I might be wrong...
> >
> > There are. D-Link DWL-G650, NetGear WG511, Linksys WMP54G are based on
> > Intersil's Prism GT chipset.

It would be a mistake to jump on the 802.11g bandwagon right now.  The device 
manufacturers have NOT agreed on a standard so there are issues with these 
early devices wrt interoperability.  One vendor's 802.11g device doesn't 
necessarily understand/interoperate with another vendor's.  There is also 
some question still about 802.11b compatibility.  Wait until there is an 
agreed upon standard such that all vendor's products play nice with other 
vendor's products and truly are back-compatible with 802.11b.

praedor

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