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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Wi-Fi 802.11n Standard for WLANs Confirmed

Back in January 2004, the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) formed the 802.11 taskgroup to develop an additional amendment to the 802.11 standard for WLANs: 802.11n. The maximum theoretical speed for this standard is supposed to reach up to 540 Mbit/s. According to this Wifinews article, the 802.11n proposal was just accepted this week! Now, the new standard will be able to move forward relatively rapidly to ratification, even if the process of finalizing details could take until 2007. That's Good news for corporations that are waiting for an high speed wireless access. I don't think 802.11n will matter very much to home users since people don't need that much speed at home, unless you are planning to share your internet access with your entire neighborhood!


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