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Faster Wi-Fi Standard Finally Sees Smooth Sailing
IEEE votes unanimously to move 802.11n forward
by Karl Bode 01:05PM Friday Jan 19 2007
The vote to move the 802.11n standard forward was unanimous at the IEEE, meaning the draft 2.0 version of the faster Wi-Fi standard should start to roll forward smoothly. "The vote today indicates that there’s a very strong direction for 802.11n, and I expect within a matter of weeks that we’ll see waves of firmware upgrades for existing products, real availability of Draft 2.0 chipsets, and a timetable for the Wi-Fi Alliance to certify Draft 2.0-compliant devices," says wireless expert Glenn Fleishman. So if you bought a 802.11n router that's based on Draft 1.0 of the standard, the device should see a smooth firmware upgrade.

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brianiscool

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Tampa, FL
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bah

400Mbs is so slow where is 1Gbit

blueeyesm

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Waterloo, ON

Re: bah



Be thankful you are allowed to have 400mbs in the first place.

porkchops
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Saint Marys, WV
Yeah
Hopefully they'll start putting more 10/100/1000 ports on consumer routers,
since the wireless throughput will "theoretically" exceed that of wired hosts.
yabos

join:2003-02-16
London, ON
300Mbit wireless is pretty good. If you have channel bonding you can have 600Mbit.
George Kidd

join:2001-08-09
Vancouver, BC

Maybe.......

I like the word "Should". It has such a nice ring to it...
Beans5

join:2005-07-16
united state

faster?

The 802.11n is suppose to be faster and have a better signal at farther distances right?

Dude9
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Chicago, IL

Re: faster?

correct supposed to get great speed with a crappy signal
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dadkins
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Tim Allen

MORE POWER!!!

koolman2
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Re: Tim Allen

Oh, please! If Tim Allen got hold of one, he would put so much power into it that it would melt the entire block in a big poof of smoke.
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axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC

cool!

Can't wait till the standard is finished, and get some reviews on routers so I can get one without any bugs ;p

Jeffrey
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Re: cool!

said by axus:

Can't wait till the standard is finished, and get some reviews on routers so I can get one without any bugs ;p
Don't hold your breath, everything has bugs, known or not.
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ke4pym
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Charlotte, NC

If it weren't for the pre-draft stuff

the IEEE would probably have taken a few more years to hammer this out. Good for the vendors putting a little pressure on IEEE.

Fox McCloud
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Re: If it weren't for the pre-draft stuff

it's about time this got rolling....

Maybe we'll finally start seeing wireless networks with real-world throughputs above 100 meg (I know the currently draft-N can hit 70-90 meg, real world)...

So, when will the final "N" be approved?

pkarlos_76

join:2004-08-24
Edmonton, AB

Woot finally

Well I'll just look for routers with draft 2.0 chipsets, then I'll be fine. I'm not waiting a year for ratification.......because I don't want to invest in soon to be outdated inadequate a/b/g gear for my needs. So'll I'll buy 802.11n gear that uses draft 2.0 chipset.
gamerfan2004

join:2005-05-16
Newark, DE

They are going to need more...

The routers would have to have gigabit ports because with the new DOCSIS 3.0 and FiOS, they will be well over 160Mbps, they will have to have gigabit ports. Even if the raw speed is 600Mbps, it'll only be maxed at around 300Mbps. Hopefully as our ISPs get faster, so will the wireless standard. They will have to upgrade the speeds like they did with 802.11g. Only time will tell, but even the new USB standard will be faster than this, and it'll be operating at 1Gbps! IEEE just takes too long.
patcat88

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Jamaica, NY
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difference

Whats all the fuss over a 802.11N standard? What are the differences between the draft and final N?

pkarlos_76

join:2004-08-24
Edmonton, AB

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Re: difference

said by patcat88:

Whats all the fuss over a 802.11N standard? What are the differences between the draft and final N?
Many interoperability issues have been resolved in v1.10 aka draft 2.0 of the specifications versus the buggy draft 1.0 specs. Draft 2.0 was unaminously approved in this month and will goto letter ballot in march and will be ratified and becom the final standard next year.