updated 02:20 pm EST, Wed March 5, 2003
Linksys today the first in a series of Wireless A+G products, offering 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g compatibility in a single product. It began shipping its Wireless Dual Band A+G Wireless PC Card (WPC55AG) for notebook computers yesterday and says it will have a Wireless A+G Router, Wireless A+G Access Point, and PCI Adapter ($100) for desktop computers available later this month. The Wireless A+G PC Card ($100) is available immediately through major channel partners.
Nick Sayer has step-by-step instructions for getting Apple's AirPort Extreme driver to work with third-party cards, while MacSense says that its AeroCard Universal Driver package will be updated as soon as two months from now to support Intersil-based 802.11g PC Cards for the Mac; there are not yet any 802.11a drivers for the Mac. Interestingly users have also hacked Belkin's USB-wireless drivers to work with 3rd-party USB-to-802.11b adapters.