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Old November 13, 2010, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by m1dget View Post's still draft-n
After 802.11n was rectified last year the WiFi Alliance added 4 *optional* components for certification of the full 802.11n standard -- triple streams, aggregation, 40MHz coexistence and space-time block coding. Any equipment that was certified under draft 2.0 of 802.11n do not need to be re-certified and can remove "draft" from their certification logo.

WiFi Alliance certification is pretty basic requirement -- for me anyways -- if something is marketed as "Wireless-N" and WiFi certification is not listed on their spec sheet then I'm going to pass.

Once you've narrowed down the options you can then pull the products' WiFi certificates and check if they include features that are important to you, for example, the up coming Linksys/Cisco E4200 has most of the added optional capabilities. But of course having the specs on paper is no guarantee of performance.
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