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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:

The wait for the first 802.11n draft 2.0 products is over. D-Link announced Friday that it was the first company to have its products certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, which controls standards for wireless networking.

The D-Link Extreme N Router and Xtreme N Notebook Adapter were the first products to get the stamp of approval from the Alliance, although many other competing products are in the chute to follow. Both products are based on Atheros’ XSPAN WLAN technology.

Once again, the point here is that draft 2.0 products should be upgradeable to the final standard when it is approved. They should also be compatible with other draft 2.0 products although that is less certain.

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

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    [...] 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. [...]

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