I've revised the Cheap Home Gateways article today to reflect the most recent price changes and feature updates with the dozen or so manufacturers making wireless routers/gateways intended for the home market. In some cases, the vendor has several different models with only slight price variances.
I'm getting old as I keep saying: these prices are incredibly low. But I said that six months ago when the average price was around $250. We're now down to $150 for cheap, low-features access points with meager gateway features, and under $200 for several full-featured, 128-bit WEP capable, secure VPN protocol passing gateways with NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, and other doodads.
The 802.11g vote will almost assuredly drive the price of the remaining 802.11b equipment down further, though that's hard to imagine. Will we be buying $100 full-featured gateways in six months' time? Or will all manfacturers rapdily retool their innards to support g and raise the price? The final vote approved an 802.11g spec that must be 802.11b backwards compatible, so there's little risk in moving on once the chipsets are certified (and one hopes that WECA leaps into the gap with new Wi-Fi-like to Wi-Fi-plus certification.)
Proxim Get FCC Approval for 802.11a Devices
News.com reports on Proxim's approval from the FCC: I can't tell from the story whether this includes their double-speed 108 Mpbs mode that's outside the 802.11a spec, or just the IEEE flavor that will be compatible with other 802.11a devices.