IEEE approves 802.11n high-speed Wi-Fi standard

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has finally approved the 802.11n high-throughput wireless LAN standard. Bruce Kraemer, the long-time chairman of the 802.11n Task Group (part of the 802.11 Working Group, which

Published on: September 15th, 2009 John Cox

Edging closer to superfast Wi-Fi

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEVoting among the engineers charged with developing the IEEE's 802.11n Wi-Fi standard ended on Tuesday, with the draft proposal for this standard receiving a unanimous 100-0 vote). For those who

Published on: February 7th, 2007 Yardena Arar

Faster Wi-Fi approach wins broader support

Warring factions of vendors have reached an agreement to cooperate on development of the next high-speed wireless LAN standard, and IEEE standards officials this week said that the planned joint proposal could be

Published on: August 1st, 2005 Matt Hamblen

Nonstandard tweaks no problem for Wi-Fi Alliance

Wireless LAN products with proprietary extensions won't lose the official Wi-Fi badge, even if those extensions interfere with other Wi-Fi branded products, the Wi-Fi Alliance has admitted. The Alliance, a marketing coalition which

Published on: August 3rd, 2004 Peter Judge

Wi-Fi buyer beware

Wi-Fi technology is steadily expanding: IEEE 802.11a and 802.11g are now firmly entrenched alongside 802.11b, and (Wi-Fi Protected Access) (WPA) security is now accepted as a standard. Yet Wi-Fi compatibility between devices is

Published on: December 11th, 2003 Ephraim Schwartz

Wi-Fi Alliance certifies 802.11g standard

The Wi-Fi Alliance, following successful interoperability testing, has put its stamp of approval on the first batch of products based on the new 802.11g wireless Internet standard.This is the fourth Wi-Fi product certification

Published on: July 9th, 2003 John Blau

Cisco to share WLAN security technology

Makers of 802.11 wireless LAN clients now can make their products support special security features offered in Cisco Systems Inc. wireless networks under Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX), a licensing and testing program announced

Published on: February 23rd, 2003 Stephen Lawson

Wi-Fi group gives first 802.11a certifications

Consumers and businesses can now buy 54Mbps wireless LAN (WLAN) products that are certified to work with similar products from a variety of vendors, after interoperability testing by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The industry

Published on: January 16th, 2003 Stephen Lawson

Wi-Fi group gives first 802.11a certifications

Consumers and businesses can now buy 54M bps (bit-per-second) wireless LAN products that are certified to work with similar products from a variety of vendors, after interoperability testing by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The

Published on: January 15th, 2003 Stephen Lawson