CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Although that means official certification is still some way off, a handful of companies have already released products, and others are racing ahead with their own plans to take early advantage of 802.11g's bandwidth. The potential rewards include getting an early jump on a market that is expected to take off in both the home and the office. Potential downsides, however, could include a cascade of incompatible products, which could leave consumers with a bad taste in their mouths for the emerging specification.
Products using the 802.11g spec are tempered glass screen protector for iphone 6/6s expected to come in and take over for 802.11b products, creating a sort of premium market for those looking for more bandwidth in their networks, while also addressing the large established 802.11b audience, The 802.11b standard allows data to be transferred at rates of up to 11mbps and uses the 2.4GHz radio band, The 802.11a standard transmits data at up to 54mbps in the higher 5GHz frequency but is not compatible with 802.11b, The 802.11g specification supports 54mbps and is compatible with 802.11b..
Manufacturers have assumed that there is a pent-up demand in the market for 802.11g-based products because of the response to 802.11b and have prepared to meet that demand with devices using a draft of the specification currently under review by the IEEE. Large businesses are likely to give 802.11g the cold shoulder until it is a stable standard, according to Brice Clark, worldwide director of Strategy and Business Planning for Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve Networking Business. "Our customers still have to pay for installing new 802.11g software, and deployment issues are real," said Clark. "They cost money, sometimes more than the cost of hardware." HP's customers tend to set up hundreds of wireless access points for thousands of clients.
Clark added that for HP it's a careful balance of being aggressive enough to be competitive but cautious enough to protect its customers, "We tend to be conservative and not introduce products prestandard, We're going to hold off," said Clark, Still the PC maker is planning ahead with partnerships that will eventually land 802.11g technology in its products, tempered glass screen protector for iphone 6/6s On Wednesday, HP joined IBM, NEC and Toshiba in announcing that it would be using Atheros Wi-Fi chips in notebooks, During the announcement, Atheros CEO Rich Redelfs said that the company had discovered through internal tests that there were interoperability issues between some products using 802.11g chips that are already on the market, Products using Atheros 802.11g chips will be available at the end of the quarter..
Atheros had said that the products it tested were based on draft versions of the 802.11g specification that were not up to date. The result, it said, was a shorter range for 802.11g networks. Also, when an 802.11b client entered an 802.11g network, it caused the 802.11g network to slow to 802.11b speeds. Atheros added that its chips, which are sampling with customers now, use the latest version of the 802.11g specification and do not have the same problems. Product makers have taken measures to ensure that in the event the 802.11g specification changes significantly, customers will be able to upgrade their devices via a software update. Buffalo Technology has even said that it will replace products at no extra charge.