13/03/2007

802.11n draft 2.0 approved

The IEEE 802.11 working group has reached consensus after 2 months of balloting by achieving over 75% majority.

Now that the draft is approved, it will go on sale by the IEEE and companies can start to modify existing equipment to ensure compliance.

Though the draft was approved there were 3,163 comments to the draft of which 1,441 are editorial and another 1,635 technical. This means that the draft is sound, though some changes may occur before it's ratified as a standard. Future revisions will still require a 75% majority vote.

This is good news for consumers who can start to buy 802.11n draft 2.0 equipment, knowing that the final version shouldn't be too different.
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