Here's our Hardware Tip for.. March 15, 2002
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Sharing a Broadband Connection to the Internet--Part 3 of 4
Some of the solutions for broadband Internet access sharing use wireless technology for sending data to the PCs in your house. If you are considering such a solution, you'll want to check whether the products support the IEEE 802.11 standard for wireless LANs or use a proprietary method for wireless communications.
In the long run, it's best if your products support IEEE 802.11, because this will allow you to add other products to your home network--perhaps ones from other vendors--that also support the wireless LAN standard. A proprietary approach limits you to that vendor's products in the future.