802.11n is expected to be ratified later this year and to provide speeds of up to 600 Mbps, which is over ten times faster than the existing standards. 802.11n also has other benefits such as increased range and reliability over legacy standards. What should you know about 802.11n? In this article, I will discuss five of the main technical improvements of 802.11n.
The technical improvements that I will discuss include:
- MIMO Antennas
- Spatial Multiplexing
- Channel Bonding
- Short Guard Interval
- MAC Layer Improvements
Technical improvements are only the first in a two part series on “What every IT professional should know about 802.11n”. Part two of this series will discuss the main deployment considerations when implementing an 802.11n wireless network.