Linksys said it has begun shipping dual-band wireless A+G routers and access points, equipment that adheres to both the 11 Mbps 802.11b and 54 Mbps 802.11a wireless networking protocols.
Linksys, currently in the process of being acquired by Cisco Systems, said its WRT55AG router and WAP55AG access point complements its A+G PC card and PCI adapter, which were introduced last month. The A+G router and access point carry a street price of $299 and $279, respectively.
Linksys said the A+G combo will come in handy for mobile notebook PC users who may come across business networks based on 802.11a access points, then move to another area based on 802.11b or the 802.11g draft specification. The company is also offering equipment based on 802.11g, a protocol that lives in the same spectrum as 802.11b, but offers theoretical throughputs of 54 Mbps.