The Wi-Fi Alliance, which controls standards for wireless networking, has certified the first two draft 2.0 products, the D-Link Xtreme N Router and Xtreme N Notebook Adapter both passed the Alliance's testing. Many other competing products are expected to follow shortly after.
“Introducing the next stage of this important technology with the 2.0 draft compliance, along with passing the Wi-Fi Alliance's rigorous certification process, validates the efforts that D-Link has invested in its products to meet the 802.11n specification in terms of reliability, security and interoperability,” said AJ Wang, D-Link’s chief technical officer, in a statement.
The new wireless standard’s main advantages are increased range and data transfer rates for HD video streaming and transferring large files on a home network. A final 802.11n specification is expected to be finished by March 2009.