802.11n is real, film in 2007

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.

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My name is Danny, and I grew up living overseas, but have settled in Kansas, where it turns out some of my family started, back when. I am helping to raise my own family, and hoping to be proud of what I've done when it's all over.