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802.11n ratified as IEEE standard

September 14th, 2009

Finally the news that everybody in the WiFi world has been waiting for! Exactly six years after the 802.11n task group was formed, 802.11n got the final ratification as IEEE standard last Friday.

It has also been reported that 802.11w (protection for 802.11 management frames) was also approved as a standard in the IEEE Standards Board meeting.

If you are now looking forward to rolling out a fresh 802.11n deployment or migrating parts of your WLAN to 802.11n, you may want to look at this informative white paper 802.11n The Good The Bad The Ugly: Will You Be Ready? and watch the archived webinar 802.11n deployment checklist — what you need to know before you start by Sri Sundaralingam and Lisa Phifer.

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Number of antennas on AP – bellwethers of WLAN technology generation

June 10th, 2009

Early 802.11b APs used to have 1 antenna on them, which later became 2 in the 802.11g/a era, which now have become 3 or 6 in the current 802.11n era. So why do number of antennas keep changing as WLAN technology advances to every next generation.

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Intrusion prevention strategies for 11n

May 8th, 2009

Another article in the series by Joanie Wexler.

“There are several ways to scan your 802.11n air environment for nasty goings-on. At a glance, the options seem pretty straightforward. However, you need to look carefully under the hood to draw a true apples-to-apples comparison of the accuracy and cost of the various offerings.”

http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/wireless/2009/033009wireless1.html?page=1

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