A standard that finally catches up with real life? I'm surprised they didn't change it just enough to render all the 11n kit out there unusable.
It's only taken the best part of decade, but 802.11n Wi-Fi looks finally like becoming a standard this coming September. Official standard, that is. While IEEE Task Group n - aka TGn - members have been arguing and arguing over the minutiae of the fast wireless networking specifications, manufacturers have been offering 802. …
Been using N-spec for a few months and wished I'd got round to wiring in the router that I had laying around for 6 months in earlier - it's what wifi should be, seamless coverage capable of doing everything I would on the desktop on me tablet in any room of the house - or even out in the garden.
This'll be fun.
Anyone willing to start a book on which manufacturers will actually supply the needed firmware updates to go to Final n-spec, and how quick they'll be off the block with them?
My Money's on Intel leading the pack to keep centrino's good reputation intact, probably followed by Apple.
My expectations on Belkin are already set suitably low.
Really greater range? Whenever I look into this the small print says faster speeds at the SAME range not wider range than 802.11g.
It's the "most advanced" bt homehub 2 scam. People sign a new 18 month contract to get one to solve their connection issues then they find that a) it only runs at 801.11g because that's what their clients are using and b) when they do have 802.11n it does not penetrate obstacles any better so they still have range problems. Most people already connect faster than their internet connection but want the signal to reach their bedroom, which this does not help with. Prove me wrong.