Date Added: Dec 2009
Many current mesh network deployments are based on Wi-Fi technology, the common term for wireless services meeting the IEEE 802.11 standards. Up to now, the best available data speeds leveraging 802.11a, - b or - g standards reach burst data rates of 54 Mbps. However, over the past year, the promise and subsequent arrival of 802.11n technology has generated a substantial amount of industry discussion and debate. Adoption of 802.11n Wi-Fi in both the enterprise and consumer markets is quickly gaining ground, with many customers upgrading older indoor networks to meet new 'Next Generation' standards.