Items tagged with 802.11n

Recently, 802.11ac made a lot of noise in the tech world by promising wireless transfers nearing 1Gbps. That's mighty fast for Wi-Fi, and with the amount of HD multi-media being transferred and consumed these days, we'd say it'll be more of a necessity than ever before in the coming months and years. But what about phones? Will they be left out of the high-speed fun? Not if Atheros has anything to do with it. The company has just introduced a new 2-stream mobile 802.11n solution that enables both phones and tablets (as well as other mobile devices) to enjoy dual-band connectivity. Dual-band setups... Read more...
Fresh off a new DVR launch (the Premiere), TiVo is now providing a way for end-users to access Web content and distribute media in the house without the use of an Ethernet cable attached directly to the rear of the box. The solution is a new 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter, or more specifically, the Wireless N Network Adapter. It's designed to work with the Premiere, TiVo HD, TiVo Series3 HD or TiVo Series2 dual-tuner DVRs, and will assist in helping consumers "transfer and download broadband content within the home at a faster speed." With the proliferation of high-definition content, the use of 802.11n... Read more...
TRENDnet's been a trusted player in the wireless space for awhile now, and while they don't have the clout that D-Link and Linksys do, the TEW-691GR is still a unit worth looking at if you're hoping to bring a new router into your life. This new one is a 450Mbps Wireless N Gigabit router, and it's designed with gamers and transfer junkies in mind. A grand total of three antennas are included, all of which broadcast across the 2.4GHz spectrum. This three antenna layout provides Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology, which boosts wireless coverage, signal strength, and throughput speed.... Read more...
802.11n finally became an official, finalized protocol in mid-September, and already the Wi-Fi Alliance is making sure that new wares abide by the new standards. Granted, draft-N gear is still good to go, but the new certification program takes a few other points into account.The new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n program takes the place of the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11n draft 2.0 program, which is actually a whopping two-years old already. The updated program adds testing for some popular optional features now more widely available in Wi-Fi equipment, the details of which are below:The updated Wi-Fi CERTIFIED... Read more...
So, here's a question. Did you realize that the 802.11n WLAN router you purchased three years ago, your shiny new 802.11n-equipped notebook and your 802.11n dongle you bought for your grandmother wasn't actually certified? It's true! 802.11n--which is widely known as the quickest of the Wi-Fi transmission protocols available today (trumping 802.11a/b/g)--has been mulling around in one "Draft" status or another for years now. Seven whole years, in fact. Over the weekend, however, the IEEE working group responsible for making sure 802.11n was rock solid from top to bottom decided that everything... Read more...
D-Link introduced its first commercial grade 802.11n WLAN solution that targets small and medium-sized businesses. This new offering has a built-in heater and rugged exterior chassis so that it can be used in outdoor environments. The new D-Link AirPremier N Selectable Dual-Band Access Point (DAP-3520) features integrated 802.3af PoE support so the device can be mounted in locations where power outlets are not easily available. The new access point provides maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300Mbps in either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless band. Full details of this AP are available in the press... Read more...
Earlier reports indicating faster Internet access for the new iPhone were vague as to exactly what that meant, cellular or wi-fi, and now it appears to be both. AppleInsider reports that resource files for a third-generation iPod Touch included in the beta iPhone 3.0 firmware indicate a new Broadcom chip, BCM4329 (changed from the current BCM4325), which supports low-power 802.11n and Bluetooth. Of course, while AppleInsider theorizes the same upgrade may be coming to the iPhone, that's not indicated in any configuration or resource files in the beta firmware. Current models of the iPod Touch and... Read more...
TRENDnet Launches a High Performance Wireless N Internet Security Camera TORRANCE, Calif. -March 3, 2008-TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the launch of the Wireless N Internet Camera Server with 2-Way Audio, model TV-IP512WN, which offers unsurpassed wireless range and video streaming bandwidth. The Wireless N Internet Camera Server with 2-Way Audio transmits real-time high quality streaming video over the Internet. Users can view and manage the camera from any Internet connection. 300Mbps wireless n technology provides up to four times the... Read more...
(CES) VIZIO, America's TV and Consumer Electronics Company, announced today the unveiling of its "Connected HDTV" Platform, which enhances the HDTV viewing experience by bringing personalized entertainment, information and social networking content into the viewer's living room. With unprecedented choice and control of web-based and local content from a wide range of popular content providers and services, including on-demand movies and music, news, weather, sports, gaming and social networking services, this platform will be integrated as a key feature into VIZIO televisions shipping to retailers... 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...