from Brian White thewirelessreport
Well, if you’re ready to get your game on with the new 802.11n WiFi standard, hold those horses. The new wireless standard has hit a snag even as over-eager manufacturers want you to buy non-standard equipment (it’s all in the sales I guess). The draft 1.0 standard of the 802.11n specification was not approved a few days ago, even though some companies have already designed, manufactured and are marketing 802.11n equipment (like wireless routers) based on the draft 1.0 standard.
Here’s an operative phrase from this story: “Experts believe the implementation of the 802.11n specifications will likely change dramatically from the version these vendors are using.” Eek – this could be a problem, unless these manufacturers provide a firmware upgrade in the future to really comply with the ratified 802.11n spec.