Finally. I remember writing about 802.11n proposals way back in 2001. At the time 802.11b was dominant, and the debate was who would win in the 802.11g versus 802.11a debate. It was always going to be ‘g’, working on a different frequency than 2.4Ghz was never going to be feasible long term – with requirements for backwards compatibility it seems that 802.11a has fallen by the wayside.
I did use some pre-N wireless in Washington, and they seem to have a huge range and high bandwidth – now all we need is people to share their broadband and we will all be happy.
The proposed IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi standard will enable high-performance, next-generation wireless local area networking (WLAN) products. The draft supports speeds of up to 600 Mbps, a significant leap over today’s Wi-Fi networks which promise speeds of up to 108Mbps, and will enable wireless systems to deliver greater range.