802.11g Wireless LAN
802.11g standard is a higher-bandwidth successor to the popular 802.11b,
or Wi-Fi standard. 802.11g operates at a maximum speed of
54Mbps whereas 802.11b has a maximum speed of 11Mbps (Megabits/sec).
An 802.11g access point compatible with both 802.11b and 802.11g clients.
As a result, a laptop computer with an 802.11g card will be able to access
existing 802.11b access points as well as new 802.11g access points.
The following are
the main advantages of 802.11g over 802.11b:
bandwidth at 54 Mbps.
802.11a, and costs close to 802.11b. 802.11g uses 2.4GHz frequency
band, just like 802.11b.
compatible with 802.11b standard
compared to 802.11b (at least by 50%)
widely supported by the client machines such as laptops, and PDAs.
availability of dual band devices while making any procurements. Devices
compatible with both 802.11a and 802.11g (inherently compatible with
802.11b) are a good buy considering future expansion and compatibility in
diverse network environments.