First products get new 802.11n draft 2.0 certification

  • Austin (TX) - The Wi-Fi Alliance announced this week that it has certified the first slate of products to carry the new certification of 802.11n draft 2.0.

    The new standard aims for industry-wide interoperability to allow completely networked homes and businesses to be more of a reality.  This includes wireless transfer of photos, music, video, and other data.

    "Consumers can now purchase products with improved performance and be assured of interoperability," said Gartner Research VP and analyst Ken Dulaney.  The specification will be named simply 802.11n when it is finalized.

    Products given the initial certification include Intel's Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN, Broadcom's 802.11n router and card, Cisco Access Point, and Marvell TopDog WLAN solutions, as well products from Atheros and Ralink.

    In addition, the alliance also introduced a new logo for the 802.11n certification.  The wireless standard is slated for a launch by the end of June.