Ageing 802.11n Finally Finalised By September

It is already feeling too slow...

The phrase ‘Draft’ may have been commonly removed from 802.11n wireless these days but did anyone notice (or even care) that it hasn’t actually been ratified yet?

As it turns out however those dawdling cronies over at the IEEE continue to debate and re-debate a standard which it doesn’t seem to have noticed ”everyone is using already”. Still reports, that clearly oblivious to the real world IEEE chairman Bob Heile has revealed 802.11n could be finalised by September. Ooooh.

“We had one item on the closing Executive Committee meeting agenda,” Heile explained. “We sought and were granted conditional approval to forward 802.15.3c latest draft to RevCom for its consideration at its Sept. 2009 meeting. A third and, we hope final, recirculation is in process.”

Thanks for that Bob – I’ve been using Draft 802.11n with no problems whatsoever on a home router, laptop and desktop for more than ”three years” now.

Yes the counter argument from the IEEE is that little tweaks still need to be made to Draft 802.11n to make sure everything works together nicely and as efficiently as possible. Now while I’m heavily in favour of universal standards I think I speak for everyone when I say:

“”’Move on IEEE. You took too long. No-one cares. 802.11n already isn’t fast enough. Stop wasting your time and get moving on its successor, already…”'”


via PC Mag

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