802.11n Standard Finally Agreed After Nearly 7 Years September 13th, 2009
It’s been over 2 and a half years since the 802.11 draft-n spec was finalised by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Since then, the IEEE have been working hard to finalise the standard to ensure that not only equipment designed back then to the draft-n standard, but also newer equipment all works as it should. So what does it mean? Well, essentially the new standard can theoretically connect at speeds of up to 300Mbps, which is around 6 times the speed of the existing 802.11g standard. Good news is that the BT Home Hub 2.0 (relevant as BT is the largest ISP in the country, supplying Home Hubs to all of it’s users) already supports this so will allow us to have fast local wireless connections, ideal for playing say, iTunes through the shared library on the desktop upstairs.
The final standard is going to be published sometime in mid-October.