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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Linksys rolls out 802.11n products : WRT300N and WPC300N

As you may already know, Pre 802.11n wireless devices have recently started to appear on the market. In a move to follow the competition, Linksys has decided to release their own products supporting the specification. Apparently, their new access points are supposed to offer at least 100 megabits of real throughput and some improved security features. If you are curious about what 802.11n is, you can read more about it right here.

The WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband Router and WPC300N Wireless-N Notebook Adapter are available online immediately from BestBuy.com and coming to other retailers soon. The router has an estimated street price of $150 and the PC Card is expected to sell for $120, double or more the prices of standard consumer 802.11g gear, which has a theoretical top speed of 54 mbps.

Personally, I wouldn't get one of those pre-n devices yet. These new APs only supports 802.11n draft compliance and are not Wi-Fi certified. If you want to make sure that your new devices are fully compatible with other brands of wireless products, just wait a few months until the specification is fully ratified.

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  • Not only is it not compatible with other pre-N products, it also seems to be unable to allow wireless 802.11G clients to access the internet. User support seems aware that this is a problem despite the box touting B and G compatibility

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:31 AM  

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