Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Wi-Fi: 802.11n


The recent formal approval of the IEEE 802.11n wireless standard marks not the end but the start of a wave of Wi-Fi innovation. In the next three to five years, the Wi-Fi experience will be very different from today / x


The King is Dead, Long Live the King: 802.11n dramatically improves Wi-Fi outdoors

IEEE 802.11n is the new international standard for wireless Local Area Networks, incorporating new smart antenna technologies (MIMO – Multiple In and Multiple Out) permitting a 5x performance and 2x coverage improvement for WLANs. While this new technology is becoming the de facto standard in consumer and enterprise networks, it has not yet made an appearance in outdoor, metropolitan scale networks derived from Wi-Fi technology. (Note: Meraki just released today the first 802.11n outdoor mesh product)

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