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No Final 802.11n Wi-Fi Standard - Yet..

Posted: 04th May, 2006 By: MarkJ
This week has seen the industry fail to agree a standard for Wi-Fi's next generation (802.11n) technology:

The new 802.11n standard, expected to be finalised later this year, will let users connect to wireless access points at much faster speeds than currently available with 802.11g.

Draft 1.0 of 802.11n was voted on during a working group meeting Tuesday, but did not win the necessary 75 percent approval needed to move it forward as the final draft. Comments and potential changes will be submitted to the working group and discussed during the IEEE's May meeting.

While it's typical for early drafts to be rejected at this stage in the standards process, the failure is noteworthy since many companies have already begun selling products based on Draft 1.0.


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