Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

Wireless News

A key compromise reached in Draft 2.0 was to require that products operating in the 2.4 GHz band default to using the standard 20 MHz channel width that is backward-compatible with the majority of the 802.11b and g Wi-Fi networks in operation today. All Draft 2.0 Certified wireless access points and routers are supposed to "out of the box" power up using the compatible 20 MHz channel width mode.

The hole was discovered by SmallNetBuilder's Tim Higgins while testing a soon-to-be-released wireless router that had received Wi-Fi Draft 2.0 Certification. It was found that the router defaulted to using channel-bonded operation in the 2.4 GHz band, which was confirmed by monitoring the channels acutally used during the test. Higgins contacted the product vendor, who confirmed that the product had indeed passed Wi-Fi Certification.

Higgins' then passed his findings to Wi-Fi Alliance Lab personnel. They confirmed that the Draft 2.0 test plan specified that the use of 20 MHz channel bandwidth in the 2.4 GHz band was mandatory. But they also said that there was, in fact, no actual test performed to confirm compliance.

SmallNetBuilder requires that draft 11n products that it tests be Wi-Fi Draft 2.0 Certified. The unreleased product is the only Wi-Fi Certified product found to date to violate the Alliance's Certification 20 MHz mode "out of the box" requirement.

The Wi-Fi Alliance initiated its Draft 2.0 Certification program in June of this year to ensure product compliance with the interim draft standard. Products must pass an extensive test suite that is administered only in Wi-Fi Authorized Test Labs.

The Wi-Fi Alliance has not yet responded to a request for comment.

More Wireless

Top Ranked Routers

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Hi all, I am unable to get DNS to work properly on my VPN tunnel.I have one machine added under policy rules strict and Accept DNS Configuration is se...
Hi all I'm trying to figure out the commands to separate vlan on ASUSWRT-Merlin RT-AC87U 380.62-1This is the actual configuration****:/tmp/home/root# ...
Hello, first posting, a complete newbie as far a routers go, last purchased the D-Link 615 (Version B).I purchased the AC3100, refurbished router, fol...
Hello...been a while since I've been around here but I've got a legitimate issue that some smart minds can definitely help me figure out.. I've got an...
just update to 3.0.0.4.380.7743 and am now having problems. After about 30 min. I get message that system rebooted and port # changed, need to disconn...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Get Backblaze Now!