Wireless 802.11n Specs Moves Closer to Completion
The steering group responsible for shepherding the development of 802.11n, the high-speed successor to 802.11g, has finally marked an important milestone in the development of the new protocol. If everything goes as planned and the new version of the protocol is approved by the members of the 802.11 working group, the time to buy those 802.11n NICs and access points may soon be upon us!
802.11n has been hailed as an ideal, easy-to-use home networking solution because of its speed and backward compatibility with the slower 802.11b and 802.11g wireless networking spec. 802.11n will have a maximum throughput of 600Mbps, but will typically operate at 200Mbps, about twice that of wired 100BaseT Ethernet and nearly four times the maximum of 802.11g.