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Items tagged with: 802.11n

Ralink announces "long range" draft 11n chip

Wi-Fi chipset maker Ralink Technology today announced what it claims is the industry's "longest range" draft-802.11n Wi-Fi chipset. The company said its RT2800 chipset "doubles the range of high-performance wireless systems" through the use of patented, low-noise circuitry. Ralink also said the chipset is designed so that changes to the current draft-802.11n standard can be done via firmware upgrade.

Xirrus adds draft 11n upgrade guarantee, for a price

Wi-Fi Array maker Xirrus today announced the launch of the Xirrus 802.11n Upgrade Guarantee Program. The program provides customers with a pay-for 802.11n technology upgrade path on Arrays purchased in advance of the standard's ratification, which is expected sometime in 2008.

Xirrus said it can offer the upgrade due to the Array’s modular design. All RF components are located on modular printed circuit boards which can be replaced when 802.11n radio modules are available. An upgrade to an Array's firmware-based 802.11 MAC will also be required.

Gateway offering draft 11n wireless options

Updated 12/11/06
Gateway Computer has joined other PC manufacturers in offering draft 802.11n wireless options for its consumer lines of desktop and notebook PCs. Marvell announced that Gateway is using its TopDog draft 802.11n WLAN technology in Gateway's" consumer lines of desktop and notebook PCs".

Earlier this month, Broadcom announced that Lenovo is using Broadcom's Intensi-fi 11n chipset in Lenovo's new N100 widescreen notebook. And back in July, Dell began offering draft 11n wireless options using Broadcom's chipset in "select Inspiron" notebook models and its XPS notebook line.

Wireless Draft N is now available as an option on the DX420 line of desktop PCs for $49 and will be available in notebooks in January 2007.

Ruckus Wireless working on draft 11n multimedia streamer

Ruckus Wireless today announced that it is developing a wireless multimedia streaming product based on draft 802.11n technology. The company intends to demonstrate a prototype at January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Lenovo releasing new ThinkPads with built-in dual-band draft 11n

Atheros Communications Monday announced that Lenovo has introduced several new "enterprise- class" notebooks featuring Atheros' XSPAN draft 1.0 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) technology.

D-Link adds draft 11n router with upstream QoS and gigabit LAN

D-Link today announced its Xtreme N line of draft 802.11n wireless products including a router that incorporates "intelligent QoS" and gigabit LAN ports.<

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Belkin N1 Wireless Router: Neighbor-Friendly but Flawed Draft 11n

Belkin N1Tim Higgins finds Belkin's Atheros-based entry into the draft 11n WLAN sweepstakes takes a step forward, but a few backward, too.

Et Tu, Wi-Fi Alliance?

Think yesterday's announcement about draft 11n product certification was a shocker? Tim Higgins thinks its just all about the Benjamins.

Draft 802.11n Revealed: Part 2 - Interoperable? Not So Much

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In Part 2 of our series, Tim Higgins discovers an embarrassingly low level of interoperability among draft 802.11n products. And they're not very neighborly, either.

Draft 802.11n Revealed: Part 1 - The Real Story on Throughput vs. Range

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Don't read this article if you've already made up your mind to not buy draft 802.11n products. But if you're still optimistic, Tim Higgins offers an unprecedented look at how some draft 11n products don't even beat 11g!

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