Can You Believe Me Now?

This article
says WiFi chip makers are producing products that
intentionally interfere with their competitors products. These
so-called “Turbo” mode products promise speeds double the usual
54Mbs of 802.11a/g. But if a competitor’s system is operating
nearby, the interference caused by the systems will effectively
slow or even block all transmissions (unless, of course, you
switch to their brand of chip).

A pox on all their houses I say. I disconnected my Linksys
access point and got a Microsoft one instead. Not only do I get
higher throughput without “Turbo” mode, I also get greater


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