802.11n Primer

The 802.11n standard promises to extend today’s most popular wireless local area network (WLAN) standard by increasing reach, reliability, and throughput. The final standard, predicted to be ratified later this year, is expected to trigger broad-scale deployment of bigger and faster networks. Find out about the essential new technologies used by 802.11n, and their impact on network planning, installation, and operation.
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