Wi-Fi 802.11n Finally made Official

FINAL FINAL WiFi next logoAfter a number of years, 7 to be exact, IEEE standards have now ratified the 802.11n wireless specifications. For the last 2 – 3 years it has been known as draft-n. Making it official is a way that those companies who create products based on the n specs will now be compatible with others who follow the same guidelines.

802.11n was first planned back in 2002 but due to resistance from Atheros and Broadcom it delayed things a lot as they couldn’t agree on a common ground for the n spec.

The standard has been used for a while now as IEEE promised no significant changes would be made. Connection speeds of 802.11n is theoretically set at 300Mbps which is about 6 times the speed of the previous 802.11g format.

Via: Electronista

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