IEEE 802.11n

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About 802.11n

  • An enhancement to the IEEE 802.11 wireless network standard that increases transmission speeds to 108 Mbps and beyond.
  • Expected in the 2006 time frame, there are two competing technologies, although both of them are MIMO based, which uses multiple transmitters and receivers.
  • The WorldWide Spectrum Efficiency (WWiSE) group wants to stay in the 2.4GHz band and use the same 20MHz channels as 802.11b and 11g for compatibility. Task Group n (TGn) wants to use the 5GHz band like 802.11a and boost channel width to 40MHz to increase the data rate. See MIMO and 802.11.