Wireless Speed Demon Hits Homes
The hype level of 802.11g (catchily nicknamed Wireless G, these days) is starting to grow. There are more and more 11g products available nowadays and many consumers are being suckered into buying them – as they assume that the faster numbers on the box means they’ll get faster access at home. It seems that the makers of these products have no problem keeping quiet about the fact that most home users only use their wireless LAN technologies to access the internet – which throttles down your bandwidth to less than 1/5 you can get over slower wireless technologies anyway. Certainly, 802.11g products will become useful in the future for truly home-networked products. However, right now, it’s a lot of hype that will rip off many consumers.