This is a rather broad question, but any information will be helpful.
What wireless radio / wireless networking hardware is available commercially that I can develop with? I do ad-hoc network research and sensor network research. For the people that build wireless networking systems today, what hardware do you use?
I am looking for any hardware that I can use that gives me complete control over the MAC layer and up. It would be nice to program all that in C with maybe a little assembly when it's really needed. It would be especially good if the physical layer were compatible with802.11b or 802.11g so that I could make them talk to my PC. I don't need an 802.11 implementation or anything as I can code that myself.
I have experience with common 802.11b wireless chips from Intersil. I have used them in the past to build systems and even modified the firmware to make the MAC do what I needed. But that isn't a very elegant solution in my opinion.
Motes sound like a good solution, but I don't know where to get them. I can't get a response from dust networks.
I need something that I can eventually use commercially, rather than just for research. Is there some de-facto standard that companies are using for this sort of work and I am just unaware?
Sorry for the broad topic, but I hope this thread will draw informative responses to help me and others.