First 802.11n WiFi products show up

Posted on Sunday, Apr 30 2006 @ 10:43 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The 802.11n Wi-Fi standard hasn't been officially launched yet but some products are already showing up, and they are fast:
During eWEEK Labs' tests, Linksys products based on Version 1.0 of the 802.11n draft standard were indeed fast—faster than anything we've tested to date—but issues with range and interference with legacy wireless networks show room for improvement.

The IEEE 802.11n standard promises massive increases in aggregate wireless throughput and range through the use of MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) spatial multiplexing techniques. The standard calls for link rates of 150M and 300M bps, which could translate to as much as 150M bps of real throughput capacity.
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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