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September 23, 2007

802.11n Wi-Fi imperiled by patent problems?

When last we visited the upcoming 802.11n standard for Wi-Fi, the IEEE was working slowly on the official standard while manufacturers were rushing out and certifying Draft 2 compatible products. Now The Register reports that there’s a spanner in the gears since some outstanding patents actually threaten the IEEE adoptability of the 802.11n standard.


Posted at 9:07 pm. Filed under MIMO, Wi-Fi

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July 5, 2007

First 802.11n Draft 2.0 products certified

As I mentioned in May, the program for “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11n Draft 2.0″ products was to get started in June, and last Friday it bore first fruit as the first router and adapter were certified:


Posted at 4:20 pm. Filed under Companies, D-Link, MIMO, Wi-Fi

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T-Mobile’s HotSpot @Home combines Wi-Fi and cellular

Lost in the din of last week’s Apple iPhone launch was the announcement of an interesting service in the USA from T-Mobile called HotSpot @Home that combines the best of cellular phones and low cost Wi-Fi VoIP (technically, it’s GSM over IP).


Posted at 9:42 am. Filed under D-Link, Internet, Linksys, Mobile Phones, Network, Nokia, Router, Samsung, UMA, VoIP, Wi-Fi

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