|Originally posted by Scyber|
Just a word of possible warning about 802.11g, the spec is still not finalized so most products out now do not guarantee that they will support the final spec.
I feel like I say it all the time, but I wouldn't buy 802.11g until this summer when the spec is finalized (June I think).
True, all "G" products out right now are based on the draft standard for wireless G. But all manufacturers are stating that once the standard is finalized it will most likely only take a driver or firmware update to make their draft products compatible.
And two companies, Buffalo Tech and Belkin, are guaranteeing that their current wireless G draft products will work or they will replace them with new equipment. See: Toms Hardware 802.11g: Need-To-Know article
. I wish Linksys also provided a guarantee, since I have invested in their product. But I am optimistic that my WRT54G will continue to work with the finalized standard after a firmware update.
For me, I believe the risk in investing in wireless G today is fairly low. If one wanted to eliminate all the risk they could purchase the Buffalo Tech or Belkin products and enjoy the benefits without having to wait a few more months.