Wi-Fi Alliance certifies faster standard

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Wi-Fi Alliance certifies faster standard

Antony Savvas

The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the first 802.11n draft 2.0 products that will deliver faster Wi-Fi working.

The new wireless standard can deliver up to five times the throughput and up to twice the range of previous generation Wi-Fi gear.

Enterprise users will be able use 802.11n products to increase network capacity and improve robustness, said the alliance.

Certified 802.11n draft 2.0 products have been tested for industry-wide interoperability, are equipped with the very latest security protection, and offer backward compatibility with previous generations of Wi-Fi gear.

“With the arrival of Wi-Fi Certified 802.11n draft 2.0 products, we end the practice of uncertain claims of Wi-Fi draft compliance by independent vendors,” said Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney.

“Consumers can now purchase products with improved performance and be assured of interoperability.”

The first devices to have become Wi-Fi certified and which will be used to test products beginning in late June are:

Atheros XSPAN with SST draft 2.0 802.11n Dual-Concurrent 2.4/5GHz Router with Atheros AR7100 Series Wireless Network Processor

Atheros XSPAN with SST draft 2.0 802.11n Dual-Band 2.4/5GHz Card Bus

Broadcom Intensi-Fi 802.11n Router: BCM94705GMP

Broadcom Intensi-Fi 802.11n Card: BCM94321MC123

Cisco Access Point

Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

Marvell TopDog WLAN solutions

Ralink MIMObility RT2800PD Chipset featuring the RT2860 802.11n 2T3R MAC/BBP and the RT2850 802.11n Dual Band RFIC

Ralink MIMObility RT2800PD Access Point

WildPackets OmniPeek Workgroup Pro

Read the white paper on the certification process >>

Products supporting the Wi-Fi protected setup standard due for June >>

First fruits of secure Wi-Fi standard due next month >>

Welcome to the wireless city >>

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