As we have stated in previous articles, 802.11g is the future of wireless networking. Combining complete compatibility with the now-standard 802.11b with improved speed and security mechanisms, WIFI ‘g’ does not really have a downside.
Business users have been among the first to jump on the 802.11g bandwagon, as the new standard offers increased security over the previously flawed implementations of WEP (Wireless Encryption Protocol). Wireless Protected Access, or WPA is the latest wireless encryption scheme to come along, and most WIFI ‘g’ products now support it.
For today’s review, we take a look at Gigabyte’s entry into the WIFI ‘g’ business arena, the GN-A17GU wireless access point. Gigabyte has released several wireless ‘g’ products recently, and the company is starting to make a name for itself in the business wireless market. The GN-A17GU can be considered their first foray into ‘corporate’ 802.11g products.