Items tagged with 802.11

Despite the fact that 802.11ac products have barely even penetrated the market up to this point, we now have another standard to keep our eyes on: 802.11ad. No, that's not some odd date format talking about the year 802, but rather an upcoming wireless standard that's said to be more revolutionary than evolutionary - the latter of which 802.11ac is. Due in 2014, the 802.11ad standard will open up a new band, 60GHz, which will allow for transmission speeds far greater than the typical home network will offer - up to 7Gbit/s. It's important to note; that's just a theoretical maximum, and... Read more...
802.11. IEEE. 1394. All of these numbers don't mean much to the average consumer, but geeks certainly know 'em. 802.11 is usually used to describe some sort of wireless wave needed to access the world wide web, and in turn, it's highly important. IEEE has chosen CTIA 2012 to announce the publication of IEEE 802.11-2012, which is said to define the tech for next-gen LAN products. The revusion has been expanded significantly by supporting devices and networks that are faster, more secure, while offering improved Quality of Service and, improved cellular network hand-off. Anyone who purchased a router... Read more...
Got issues getting a signal? Don't mind strapping some extra hardware on your notebook in order to make things better? If not, then give hField Technologies' a look, which has just issued a new long-range Wi-Fi adapter that can supposedly help users maintain a wireless signal from up to 1000 feet away from the router. In case you're wondering, that's around three times the range of other 802.11 adapters.The third-generation Wi-Fire adapter (model number HFWFG200) is 40% smaller and 30% lighter than its predecessor, and unlike the original, this one also works with Macs. In fact, the adapter can... Read more...
Apple's usually so very careful about updating its site, generally taking it down when they introduce a new product.  But the Swiss version of the Apple Store appears to have accidentally leaked information about an update to the Airport Express which adds 802.11n support.We had heard reliable reports that Apple will be launching a new version of their Airport Express next week, likely on Tuesday. Apple Retail stores should have stock of the new Airport Express by mid week. The new model will be priced at the same price as the current model ($99). Though details have not been confirmed, it... Read more...
Committees, working groups an' drafts? Oh my! Whatever happened to just getting work done? Just a few years ago wireless networking standards were growing by leaps and bounds. Fast forward to today, and the standards are mired in committees that are looking to release small steps that aren't a whole lot better than proprietary answers that vendors had on the shelf a year ago. "The IEEE Working Group approved Draft 1.10 of the increasingly popular 802.11n standard this week, with 83.4 percent voting to accept what will (later this month)... Read more...