Tuesday, March 4, 2003

More Speed: Wireless G

Latest WiFi standard 802.11G "works with the older one, costs about 50 percent more, and is five times as fast -- a blazing increase. However, that makes it about 50 times faster than most cable Internet connections, a level of speed that is irrelevant for many users, at least for now... Wireless networking has taken off in the last couple of years, especially in the home. Homes accounted for half the $1.7 billion in wireless networking hardware bought last year, according to Infonetics Research... WiFi comes in a bewildering array of flavors, technically defined as 802.11A, B and G. B is the oldest, slowest and most popular. A and G are speedier, but A is better for large groups of users located close to a base station, while G penetrates walls better and is backward compatible with B. That means that consumers will probably want to choose between B and G, makers say. Apple has already made the decision for Macintosh users. It only sells Wireless G base stations, since they work with B- and G-equipped computers." Wireless Speed Demon Hits Homes.

Want even more speed? Check out Cory Doctorow's recent article on overclocking: Maximum Overdrive.


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