Buffalo Leads Antenna Stampede

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2003-05-19 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Buffalo Technology released an omnidirectional indoor antenna for the company's 802.11g wireless PCI network card at NetWorld+ Interop earlier this month.

Buffalo Technology released an omnidirectional indoor antenna for the companys 802.11g wireless PCI network card at NetWorld+ Interop earlier this month. The antenna comes with the $139 AirStation 54M-bps wireless network card and a 4-foot cable.

Buffalo Indoor 802.11g extension antenna IT administrators who are using antenna extension cables for 802.11b cards will be able to install the higher-speed (but not yet finalized) 802.11g equipment on PCs that are not in the best physical location to receive a clear signal.

Buffalo Technologys device is the first 802.11g extension antenna Ive seen, but I dont think it will be the last.

When the standard is ratified—as is expected to happen in late summer—more manufacturers are likely to bring out performance-boosting antennas for their cards.

Buffalo Technology has promised to make free software and hardware upgrades and free tech support available if the final 802.11g specification varies materially from the model thats now shipping.

More information can be found at www.buffalotech.com.

 
 
 
 
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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