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802.11n Draft 2.0 Approved by Working Group 105

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[Geeks Are Sexy] writes "Yes folks, the 802.11 Working Group has finally approved Draft 2.0 of the 802.11n spec, bringing us a step closer to its final form. 'With the positive vote from the 802.11n Working Group, the Wi-Fi Alliance will now begin officially certifying equipment as being compliant with Draft 2.0. That's an important step, as official Draft 2.0-compliant gear is guaranteed to be fully compatible with the final 802.11n standard.'"
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802.11n Draft 2.0 Approved by Working Group

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  • by Normal Dan (1053064) on Wednesday March 14, 2007 @04:08PM (#18353203)

    Even for gamers, where the multiplayer gaming protocols are optimized for ordinary cablemodem connections (and even dialup still for some), you're still not going to flood that 54 Mbps connection.
    I disagree. I had a wireless hub hooked up to a cable modem so we did not have to run a cable though the house. The wireless connection did slow me down a bit. It would have been nice to have a faster connection so my ping could be on par with the other player. Those few extra milliseconds can and often do mean the difference between life and death. Because of my high ping rates I became discouraged when it came to playing games and instead turned to my studies and other activities. Now I have a great paying job and I am quite healthy and financially successful. I never meant for this to happen, I just wanted to play games and have fun and I was robbed of such a life by wireless... damn you wireless, damn you!
  • N already? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Rob T Firefly (844560) on Wednesday March 14, 2007 @04:17PM (#18353389) Homepage Journal
    We're more than halfway through the alphabet already. How long until we run out of letters, and have to designate our wireless standards by shapes, colors, or other designations?

    "Guess what! My network is now running exclusively on 802.11blue-dodecahedron-with-lemon-scent-and-sandp apery-texture!"
  • by paeanblack (191171) on Wednesday March 14, 2007 @04:20PM (#18353435)
    Those few extra milliseconds can and often do mean the difference between life and death.

    Perhaps you would be happier with hobby a little less lethal?
  • by Nermal6693 (622898) on Thursday March 15, 2007 @01:45AM (#18358619)
    We'll just have to start using LETTERv6 instead of v4. However, it'll take several years to catch on.
  • Re:belkin? (Score:2, Funny)

    by TechnicalFool (719087) on Thursday March 15, 2007 @01:46AM (#18358633)
    I've got a Pre-N router/card combo, and It's not "basically G". The "Basically G" router I used to have, would be hard pushed to give me a signal at the bottom of the garden. It also had a major problem with DECT phones, and if anyone decided to use the microwave oven, I could kiss goodbye to any data transfer during cooking. Now I'm blackspot-free, there's a clear signal all the way to a friend's house three doors up across the street, through his house into the fields beyond, and my signal is about as likely to get jammed by a leaky oven or noisy telephone as a fly is to knock out a 40 ton truck.

    Mmmm, I like N. Even the dodgy draft versions.

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