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    Post **Would Now Be The Time To Buy The Wireless "G"**

    We would like to put in a wireless network in our home, and have been waiting for something better (faster) than 802.11b.

    Is it ok to purchase the wireless G (802.11g) now, or should we wait till it gets the official "signatory" approval by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers??

    We don't want to come into any unforseen problems by being too early an adopter, yet we also would like to implement a network as soon as possible, but would wait if that is the best thing to do.

    Thank you for any responses.

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    from what i know about that standard you should be fine using it. For one its backwards compatible with 802.11b if im not mistaken and from waht ive heard around the net and in mags and on techtv its shaping up to be the new standard as its in many ways even better than 802.11a even though a is the fastest its also the most vulnerable to interference.

    I say go for the g, its faster and works with 802.11b devices so you should have little problems with it. Of course the g stuff is going to cost you more than b :-)
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    Well yes, that was our thinking as well. It's just we have "some" concern because it still has not gotten the "Final" approval (they say it should come in June) and are worried about any types of changes that may be made.

    We don't want to invest in everything, if they just make some changes that then doesn't make us fully compliant.
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    If you buy now and the there are changes between the two times, they will probably be a firmware update, so you should be fine.

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    It's not a bad investment. I'm not using it right now, but I just setup one for a friend. I went with the Linksys since it was onsale, and I know it works fine with Comcast cable.

    On the downside, the PCI cards are about $60 ea. and the Router is another $100+. Depending on how much of one thing you need, and how important that 100Mb LAN is, I would say, in some instances, wired is the better way to go. As is the case in my house, since I keep very large files on my server. I need the speed.

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    Would love to go wired, but it's not at all possible in our house. So just trying to get the best wireless, we can.

    Just as I said... worried about getting something, and then they make some MAJOR change.
    Last edited by Aenygma; 05-24-2003 at 12:02 AM.
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    One lil bump, in case anyone has any more ideas for us.
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