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.
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.