Most of the current WLAN products being deployed are based on the IEEE 802.11b standard operating at 2.4 GHz and are also certified by WECA
as Wi-Fi-compliant products.
can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.winbond-usa.com.
is a good place to start (see the WLAN Resources sidebar).
As a member of WECA
, GCD is committed to the interoperability of wireless solutions and supports the rigorous testing at Agilent's Interoperability Certification Laboratory - an independent test facility.
Indoor range varies between 150 and 300 feet, according to Brian Grimm, North Carolina-based WECA
(Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance) communications director, and outdoor range could reach 1,000 feet.
The French telecomms group Alcatel has received Wi-Fi certification from the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA
) for its Speed Touch 570 wireless ADSL router.
This move toward standardization, combined with vendor cooperation, participation in interoperability labs and the Wi-Fi certification process of the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA
), have all contributed to WLAN growth.
"Standardization created two critical changes," says Ron Seide, product line manager for Cisco Systems, San Jose, Ca., and a member of the Wireless Ethernet Compatability Alliance, or WECA
, the industry association that certifies the compatibility of various wireless devices.
The 802.11b standard is backed by the Wireless Ethernet Compatability Alliance (WECA
), a consortium of leading PC and networking providers that promotes and certifies the interoperability of wireless network equipment.
Interoperable with other high-speed 802.11b branded systems, the WaveLAN Turbo 11Mb system is designed to be compliant with the WECA
(Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance) wireless fidelity standard.
Mo Hussain, secretary of Warrington Ethnic Communities Association (WECA
), helped organise the event.