The IEEE's 802.11g standard is designed as a higher-bandwidth - 54M bit/sec - successor to the popular 802.11b, or Wi-Fi standard, which tops out at 11M bit/sec. An 802.11g access point will support 802.11b and 802.11g clients. Similarly, a laptop with an 802.11g card will be able to access existing 802.11b access points as well as new 802.11g access points.
However, products based on the 802.11g standard won't be available until at least mid-2003. And if you're looking for a higher-speed alternative to 802.11b, 802.11a products are out now and offer top speeds of 54M bit/sec. The main drawback with 802.11a is a lack of interoperability with 802.11b devices as well as 802.11a's network interface cards (NIC) costing 50% more and its access points being priced 35% more than their 802.11b counterparts. From The ABGs of wireless LANs, Network World, 05/20/02.
Also see 802.11b, 802.11a
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The ISPs providers telling me that the Netgear router is not going to work in Egypt because of the different technology.ADSL1 & ADSL2.
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it is 802.11g. guide me wether i can connect to 802,11b without record my mac adress by administrator of network?
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