802.11g: No Interop?



The Register:

It is nearly a year since NewsWireless Net warned of the disasters looming if American wireless manufacturers went ahead with 802.11g – the go-faster WiFi standard. Now, we hear of incompatibility problems between rival 11g products – discovered in “secret” testing sessions. Are we really supposed to be surprised?

Apple has Airport Extreme, Linksys has Wireless-G (and the worlds most confusing packaging) and that’s just the beginning.  It’s like building software around alpha APIs.  They’re gonna change.  Compatability should be possible once the standard is ratified.  You can upgrade their firmware.