Should you suffer the slings and arrows of a bleeding-edge technology or wait for final ratification of the 802.11g standard? While you ponder this question, we suggest that you take a look at Netgear's WG602 54Mbps wireless access point. Unlike many of its competitors, Netgear tweaked and polished its firmware before it released its first 802.11g draft-compliant product. And although you can expect a firmware upgrade for the WG602 before long -- if only to keep it in line with upcoming revisions of the 802.11g draft specification and the final ratification (due this summer) -- the WG602 delivered excellent performance in our tests. Of course, the need to apply firmware upgrades to wireless-g products makes them a bit dodgy for deployments that require multiple access points, but we think that the WG602 represents a viable solution for any home, small office or hot-spot location. Its reasonable £79.99 (ex. VAT) price and great performance make it one of the best consumer-focussed access points we've tested.