Wireless Firms Jumping The Gun On New Spec?
A few weeks back we had an article explaining why people shouldn’t be rushing out to buy 802.11g equipment just yet. Companies that make equipment are pushing out (and hyping up) 802.11g products, but since the standard isn’t even set yet, some of the products are having compatibility issues. Of course, I still think that the companies selling 11g products are being a little sneaky in their marketing. They talk up the higher speeds of 11g without explaining to people that they’re still limited by the bandwidth they have from their service provider. So, that means most people buying the early 11g equipment are discovering that (1) it might not be compatible with other 11g systems right now or down the road and (2) it’s useless except when transferring data on an internal network.