802.11g or 54g Draft

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802.11g or 54g Draft?

Drafted 54g
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Postby izzy4505 » Sun Nov 30, 2003 5:28 pm

What is the industry accepted standard? 802.11g or the drafted 54g? You'd think that since IEEE finally approved 802.11g, that everybody would migrate to that. However, because it's slower, I don't see this happening any time soon. Manufactueres are going to want to say that they have the fastest products out there, so they're not going to slow it down to comply with a standard. Especially if the draft standard at the higher speed generally worked fine when dealing with 802.11b equipment [which is the reason for the speed slowdown].

So what should we accept as the standard? We've seen in the past where not accepting standards early on have caused problems. Take for example Novell's IPX on Ethernet.
Brad Isbell

Postby uhtu » Sun Nov 30, 2003 5:40 pm

hey, there's no option for "whatever came with my laptop" ;-)

Postby King_Ice_F » Sun Apr 18, 2004 3:35 pm

I think that buffalo tech did a very good job of encouraging migration to the IEEE standard. They offered to replace you products for free if they could not be updated to comply with the new standard.

Postby Guest » Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:05 pm

So, you just got 802.11G products from Dlink and you want to enable "Turbo G" mode...well, the bad news is that your solution is Proprietary.
If you're a home user with one or two access points, it shouldn't matter much to you that you are locked into DLink products, but if you're an Enterprise and this will involve 100's of access points, you may want to reconsider that "Turbo Mode" solution!!
Being locked into a single vendor's product line is never a good idea, and if doing this "Turbo Mode" wireless solution then you most likely will be using two wireless channels that will be bonded together to increase the speed (doubling through fdd - frequency division duplexing). While the increased speed is good, it comes with draw backs...using two out of the three non-overlapping channels to get this higher speed will limit your ability to add additional wireless devices to your network.
There are much better articles out there that go into depth on this subject, I'll leave it up to you to find them, but a good starting point is below:

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