It looks like the next generation wireless specification has finally made it out of committee. 802.11n promises up to 600 Mbps wireless data transfers (compared to 54 Mbps for 802.11g, the current specification). There were some politics preventing it, and some politics in the approval, and apparently some politics in the implementation, but the gist of it is, we can expect to see devices in 2007. Of course, don’t expect 600 Mbps right away, but even 100 Mbps would be a vast improvement.
With Apple playing nice with Intel these days, maybe we’ll see an Airport Ultimate-Extreme-Party-People 802.11n base station before 2008?
Minor updates have been made to the Home Computing Master Plan based on this information.