New 802.11g Wireless Standard

Vladimir Ivaschenko hazard at hazard.maks.net
Tue Feb 11 15:05:22 EST 2003


Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 10:14:48AM -0500 Praedor Tempus Atrebates wrote about Re: New 802.11g Wireless Standard

> > > 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.

I seriously doubt that firmware APIs will change once .11g upgrades are
available. So a driver written for pre-.11g firmware should still work on
.11g firmware. 

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Vladimir Ivaschenko
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