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Client adapter for 802.11g ?

For the past week, I've been looking to implement wireless technology at our educational site. We've conducted some tests with an AP1200 and we were satisfied with the performaces of 802.11a standards.

Since one of our requirements is bandwith, we are looking to omplement a 802.11g standard for that need. Unfortunately, Cisco does not offer any client access adapter for that 11g standard as opposed of the competition.

What kind of client adapter (PCMCIA) can Cisco recommend to work with AP1200 under the 802.11g ?

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Re: Client adapter for 802.11g ?

We have recieved the product number for Cisco 802.11g client (PCMCIA)cards and are going to be shiped some time next week.

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Re: Client adapter for 802.11g ?

That's great news. Would it be to much to ask for that number ? And at the same time, have you heard about the 11g module for the AP1200, meaning, ill any of these modules available in a short while ?

On our side, we were considering to use the 3com tri-mode PCMCIA card in order to be able to work with the 11b, and then convert the AP to 11g and keep the client cards.

Have a nice day !

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Re: Client adapter for 802.11g ?

Cisco is shipping the g-modules and the client cards sometime this month. Our cisco dealer has also mentioned about the Cisco a/b/g client card beeing release this month. as per the numbers I iwll have to get them from the dealer, please send me your email address.

Re: Client adapter for 802.11g ?

Cisco broadens WLAN offerings

By John Cox

Network World Fusion, 11/12/03

Cisco Wednesday will announce a series of products and product

improvements to bolster its wireless LAN offerings, including

additional software that shifts WLAN features into other parts

of the corporate net.

The announcement will include, according to a source familiar

with Cisco's plans:

* Cisco's first 54M bit/sec 802.11g radios for its access

points.

* A new client adapter card that can work with 802.11a, 11b, or

11g access points.

* A new version of its IOS network operating system, adapted for

the model 1100 and 1200 access points.

* A new software version for the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN

Solutions Engine, which is a server for administering access

points.

Last June, Cisco unveiled a WLAN strategy called Structured

Wireless-Aware Network (SWAN). The idea behind SWAN is to

distribute WLAN functions to various devices in the net, as

appropriate. Cisco officials say some functions are best done on

access points, and the adaptation of IOS for these devices makes

them highly programmable, and visible to other Cisco network

resources, such as network management and network security

products.

Other functions have been shifted to the Wireless LAN Solutions

Engine (WLSE or "willsee" to insiders). Still others will be

shifted gradually to Cisco's wireline switches and routers, as

IOS is updated. The first release of "wireless aware" IOS will

be sometime in 2004, Cisco said.

For the full story, please go to:

<http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2003/1112ciswlan.html?nl>

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