Consider alternatives. Can you wait for IEEE 802.11a-compliant
products? IEEE standards like 802.3, better known as Ethernet, have been highly popular
and stable over years of usage. The 802.11 standards will likely follow a similar path.
Large companies, such as Cisco and 3Com, have settled on supplying 802.11-based
solutions. If you don't want to take risks, then put your money on 802.11.
Evaluate your end-user devices. Do the devices you plan to use
support HiperLAN? Not many do in the US today. You don't want to install a wireless
network and be severely limited in the devices that will operate on it.
Next time, we'll discuss Bluetooth, a developing standard for short-range wireless