Linksys joins the "enhanced" 802.11G club

Thanks xStainDx. New Linksys Wireless-G Products with SpeedBooster Provide Enhanced Performance by up to 35% and Compatibility with other 802.11b/g Products

Linksys®, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the leading global manufacturer of broadband, wireless, and networking hardware for home and Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) environments, today announced a new line of next generation 802.11g products – Wireless-G with SpeedBooster. These new products provide home and small office users with more wireless throughput and enhance network performance by up to 35%*. They are designed to be backward compatible with the existing installed base of 802.11b/g products and include additional security options and the industry's most advanced parental control service to further protect computers and users on the network. In addition, users can see a significant performance enhancement when these products are used in mixed wireless networks with standards-compliant 802.11b/g products. The SpeedBooster line, available world-wide, includes a Wireless-G Router (WRT54GS), PC Card (WPC54GS) and PCI Adapter (WMP54GS).

"Our customers worldwide want more performance but they also want currently installed products and future wireless products added to the network to work well together. It is highly likely that users will have a mixed network of Linksys clients, game or media adapters, and also laptops with embedded wireless clients like Intel's Centrino™," said Steve Troyer, Linksys director of product marketing. "Our SpeedBooster products can provide faster wireless throughput in real-world environments without negative impact on the performance of nearby wireless systems."

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