Damn the Torpedoes—N Speed Ahead

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2006-08-28 Print this article Print

Review: With its recent success in marketing products based on the incomplete 802.11n standard to consumers, Linksys is now taking a stab at the small-business market with some new wares.

Linksys is forging ahead with its 802.11n initiative now, taking aim at small businesses. However, eWEEK Labs tests show that Linksys new products do little to resolve the obvious problems with current draft 11n implementations, while adding a host of underwhelming new features and spotty support for newer laptop computers.

Click here to read the full review of Linksys WAP4400N and WPC4400N.

Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.

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