Thursday, January 19, 2006

More Wireless: 802.11n

Although not yet a standard, IEEE approved the first draft of 802.11n . This standard will:
. . . allow notebook users to connect to wireless access points at much faster speeds than currently available with 802.11g technology. It will use a technology called MIMO (multiple-in, multiple-out), which allows the chips to use multiple antennas that can each handle more than one data signal at a time. This is expected to improve the range and throughput of 802.11n products to the point where they should be able to send video content around a house without interrupted playback. Products with 802.11n chips will be able to work with older 802.11a/b/g products at their slower speeds.
The final standard should be available in about a year, with products following that. [from CNET.com] [from CNET.com]

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