Date Added: Aug 2011
In less than a decade, wireless LANs have evolved from a niche technology useable only by a few specialized applications to the default media of choice for millions of businesses and consumers. And WLANs continue to evolve. The latest generation of high-speed wireless LAN technology, based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Draft 802.11n standard, are now becoming available. The technology behind 802.11n is projected to deliver as much as a six fold increase in effective bandwidth, as well as increased WLAN reliability compared to existing 802.11g and 802.11a deployments. The promise of 802.11n has led some to consider the wireless LAN as a viable alternative to the wired network.