Many vendors are still investigating the technology of 802.11 products. Their main goal is to get speed increases over 72 and 108 Megabits per second (Mbps), the official number for the maximum speed with 802.11a and 802.11g has always been 54Mbps. With new research and technology advancements that may soon change.
the High Throughput Study Group is working on a potential high-performance standard that would boost 802.11b (now only 11Mbps) and 802.11a standards.
Stuart Kerry, chairman of the IEEE’s 802.11 Working Group, told Unstrung.com the Throughput Study Group is currently working on a potential high-performance standard that will incrase speeds.
Nothing is official yet, this standard for increased throughput might be called 802.11n. Proposals say it could go to 108Mbps or beyond, as much as 320Mbps.
The speed increase would take place due to the standard dealing with issues of lost packets, interference and other issues that regularly impact WLANs.
This new standard is not expected to be complete until 2005 or 2006.
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