802.11n draft fails to get requisite two thumbs up

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The other day we covered vendors hawking their 802.11n wireless devices, despite the fact that the standard hasn't been ratified yet. And now, it looks as if another delay is in the works as the draft standard that was under review by the IEEE has not been adopted .

The Draft 1.0 of the new 802.11n Wi-Fi standard was voted on during a working group meeting Tuesday, but it did not garner the necessary 75 percent approval that it needed to move forward as the final draft. Comments and potential changes will be submitted to the working group and discussed during the IEEE's May meeting.

At worst it will probably require a firmware update to the router, but there always exists the possibility that Netgear, Belkin, Linksys, and the like have shot themselves in the foot, just to get out the door a little earlier.

[via Gizmodo ]

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