Wi-Fi Networking: Rated "G" for Everyone
802.11g has taken the wireless world by storm. Here's a look at the latest "g" and "a/g" routers for the home and small office, all tested in PC Labs.The past two years have seen explosive growth in wireless networking both in the business market and homes. In fact, more than 1 million U.S. households now have wireless networks, according to several market analyst firms. And as the technology has evolved, throughput has increased manyfold, while prices have dropped significantly. Wireless technology continues to be tweaked, and the promise of even faster, more secure wireless solutions is not so far away. 802.11g Takes the Lead In the past year, 802.11g products have shaken up the retail shelves, promising faster throughput than those with the slower and older 802.11b technology. Demand for "g" products has grown so significantly that by the fourth quarter of 2003, sales outpaced those of 802.11b devices. As a result, prices for "b" products have dropped to the point where you can now buy a wireless "b" card and router bundle for as low as $60.
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