Approval nears for 802.11n wireless standard, finally

By Jos ยท 11 replies
Jul 23, 2009
  1. Although already seeing widespread use, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced this week that the IEEE 802.11n standard will finally be ready for a ratification vote this September, making the high-speed wireless LAN technology official after several years of refinement. The more than 600 products that have been certified to the 2.0 draft version of 802.11n will be backwards and forwards compatible with the final version.

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  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

  3. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    It's about time. Maybe now manufacturers can make a 802.11n router that doesn't suck.
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Routers have equally sucked since 802.11b... Unfortunately, that has little to do with the wifi standard used.

    I'm less skeptical this time, but the IEEE network committee has been in the media again and again claiming "approval nears".
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    :haha: LOL And good point!
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Ain't that the truth.
  7. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    Well not all router suck I have a D-link 655 that i personally think works excellent.
    Wireless gigabit .. mmm cant wait (but i guess i will have to..for a loong time *lol*)
  8. Jimmy5

    Jimmy5 TS Rookie

    I have the same one, bought it last year, it is great! With the gigibit I have 2 Computers, D-link 323 server and PS3 all hooked up, HD on the fly. Plus wireless is awesome, from basement to 2nd floor still 80%.
    Buy one, you won't regret it.
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    I was actually going to point that out as an exception, but I didn't. I've had very good experiences with it. I'm sure there are other good routers out there too.. They are just very hard to come by.
  10. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,811   +472

    Yes sadly... I don't use wireless much but my RTA1025W has worked pretty solidly so far. My old D-Link DI-624 was absolute rubbish tho.
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,170   +989

  12. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    I have the 615 version and i cant wait for my new one to come in the mail so i can turn parts on this thing into a key chain.
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