Gear maker D-Link and wireless networking chipmaker Atheros expanded the their partnership Monday by announcing that D-Link will use Atheros' Super G and Super A/G chips. D-Link is expected to have products using the chips at the end of the third quarter for sale. Atheros' Super G and Super A/G technology theoretically doubles the wireless throughput, from 54mbps to 108mbps, of data across Wi-Fi networks using the technology. The actual rate is about 90mbps, according to an Atheros representative.
Consumers will need a Super G or Super A/G access point and client in order to achieve the higher rates. Individuals without Super G or Super A/G clients will still be able to access the wireless network at standard 802.11g or 802.11a, 54mbps rates.