Avoid Draft 802.11n Standard, Says Analyst

Wireless protocol is finally about to get some standardization. The Wi-Fi Alliance has said that it will soon be certifying products based on pre-standard version of the next generation hi-speed wireless networking technology with 802.11n. This means that IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) wireless LAN standard will receive a well needed revision. The problem is that its taken so long to finalize the “n” version of this draft that two drafts were actually made. This of course has led to a few problems for users including no guarantee that your product will work with the final draft specifications. There may also be problems with the backwards compatibility of your preexisting equipment.

For the time being it is recommended that consumers shy away from purchasing new 802.11n standardized products and stick with traditional 802.11b and 802.11g standards.
Via [zdnetasia.com]

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