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 From:  Bob Gustafson <bobgus at rcn dot com>
 To:  Monowall Support List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] 802.11 draft N miniPCI cards for ALIX
 Date:  Thu, 24 Jan 2008 19:56:03 -0600
On Jan 24, 2008, at 10:10, Lee Sharp wrote:

> Jim Thompson wrote:
>
>> Note that the 5005VL isn't a MIMO chipset, its a beamforming  
>> chipset, and Airgo != 802.11n.
>
> Seeing as how the standard still is not final, and they took out d 
> \some patent encumbered things that were in it, all preN stuff is ! 
> = 802.11n. :)  What is all this fascination with N when everything  
> falls bak to G from incompatibility?  It is very handy on the  
> client side, but less so on the AP side.
>
> 				Lee
>

Fascination?  I was configuring a high end Dell laptop for a friend  
and noticed there was an AP in my 'neighborhood' with 802.11n which  
showed a 280Mbs bandwidth (!). I did not have the WPA codes, so could  
not log onto that AP.

It may just be marketing, but it was impressive to see.

Bob G