WiFi is a technology that we probably could not live without. It is in our laptops, PC’s and mobile phones.
The speed of WiFi has always been increasing since its introduction. 802.11g has become the norm in terms of connection and data transfer speeds today.
For some time now however, newer laptops have come equipped with 802.11n, a faster WiFi speed that offers access often over a greater distance. This technology has yet to make it to smartphones, quite possibly because it was shipping as ’802.11n draft’.
Believe it or not, until earlier this week, the ‘n’ technology had not been approved by the body whom oversees WiFi standards.
It has now been approved, and manufacturers can begin shipping devices with WiFi 802.11n, officially ratified by the IEEE.
Under ideal conditions 802.11n technology offers connection speeds of up to 300 megabits per second (Mbps) over 90m, quite a bit faster than the ‘current’ 802.11g standard that reaches speeds of 54Mbps and travels approx 40m.
With the approval of this wireless connection speed, maybe we will see a wider adoption of the ‘n’ standard and improved wireless networks around the country.