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Announcement Expected Shortly: Wireless N

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by LarryFlowers, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) standards committee has emailed advance notice to members that the committee has finally approved the 802.11n high-throughput wireless LAN standard.

    It seems like this has taken forever.

    For those of you with "N" Capable routers, look for firmware updates reflecting the new standards.
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    It's about time....now that there are tens of thousands of "N" routers out there...:D
     
  3. davring

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    Thanks Larry.
     
  4. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Whooohooo.
     
  5. BattleZone

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    Try millions...
     
  6. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    sounds like we'll be able to upgrade our campus from b/g to n with an upgrade push to our access points.

    Woot.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    All the more silliness in this taking so long....

    Standards should be set at or near hardware launch, with the option to upgrade to a final version. I do know they sold alot of "draft N' units....
     
  8. naijai

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    I have 3 of those so called "draft N" with only one that has worked reliably sice i got it "DLINK DIR-628"

    But wouldn't all current N harware be "Draft N" since the standard hasn't been approved
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

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    It would certainly seem so.

    As long as the devices can get the updated proper firmware...its not that big a deal I suppose.
     
  10. Shades228

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    My D-Link Dir 655 has been flawless with N.
     
  11. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    All of the so called "Draft N" routers and cards should be firmware updateable without any problems.
     
  12. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Isn't this kind of like Micro$oft announcing final approval of XP?
     
  13. Movieman

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    From one Larry to another thank you. Im glad that my N router will be able to have this firmware. Hopefully they dont take too long to role this out.
     
  14. lflorack

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    My Linksys WRT610N has been great and assume that a firmware update -- when available -- will bring it in line with the approved 'N' standard. I wonder if any of the changes will affect my N card in my laptop. Guess we'll find out soon.
     
  15. Movieman

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    This is a great question. My new laptop has wireless N. I wonder if that will require some sort of update through Windows to make it receive the N-standard.
     
  16. FHSPSU67

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    WRT610N user here, too. Flawless is the word:)
     
  17. lflorack

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    I agree it's a great router. My only quibble is that the 5GHz channel is a bit weak (I have a version 1 model) and limit's its range quite a bit. However, the 2.4 GHz range is quite good. I hear the version 2 models have fixed that issue. Even with this minor issue, it's a very good router, a major improvement over my previous router and it's been rock solid.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Linksys is finally doing some things right...good to see. :)

    In the past, I've actually gone through 4 different model router purchases - failed installs - then returned them. I know of many others personally who have also had all sorts of problems with Linksys devices in the past as well.

    Personally, I have been a D-Link user through 3 generations - all trouble free and great performance.

    That said ---it appears that since the Cisco acquisition...Linksys has turned the corner to become a much better technology provider these days.

    Happy for the Linksys crowd that they are now well pleased.
     

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