IEEE Approves 802.11n
After 6 years of drafts and semi approvals, IEEE has finally Approved 802.11n as a standard. Even though you may have had 802.11n routers filling the air waves in your offices or homes, they were on draft standard or were under Wi-Fi Alliance certification.
802.11n (Wikipedia)802.11n is a recent amendment which improves upon the previous 802.11 standards by adding multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and many other newer features. The IEEE has approved the amendment with an expected publication by in November 2009. Enterprises, however, have already begun migrating to 802.11n networks based on the Wi-Fi Alliance's certification of products conforming to a 2007 draft of the 802.11n proposal.
|Release date||Op. Frequency||Throughput (typ.)||Net bit rate (max.)||Gross Bit Rate (max.)||Max Indoor Range||Max Outdoor Range|
|November 2009 (est.)||5 GHz and/or 2.4 GHz||144 Mbit/s||600 Mbit/s||?? Mbit/s||~300 feet/91 meters||~600 feet/182 meters|