Draft 2 from D-Link

D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers offers product upgrades for its 802.11n Xtreme N product line keeping in line with the second draft of the standard.

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By  Administrator Published  May 31, 2007

D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for business and consumers offers product upgrades for its 802.11n Xtreme N product line keeping in line with the second draft of the standard.

In addition to providing compliance with the latest version of the 802.11n specification, the firmware and driver upgrades have achieved Intel ‘Connect with Centrino' certification to ensure compatibility and interoperability with Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N.

The 2.0 draft of the 802.11n specification brings the industry closer to final ratification, providing the next set of technical requirements for enhancing existing draft 11n products.

To secure the "Connect with Centrino" certifications from Intel, D-Link's Xtreme N router and wireless adapters were rigorously tested and verified for compatibility with Intel's Next-Gen Wireless N in Intel's intensive testing utilising typical home and enterprise environment scenarios conducted over several months.

"D-Link's commitment to providing the best performance and protection in the industry for both new draft 11n and legacy 802.11b/g products has enabled the company to be first to market with the 2.0 upgrades. We're happy to be first to market with draft 2.0 11n products and to associate with Intel in delivering products and technologies that deliver on the promise of convergence in home networking communications," said Fateen A Fateen, chairman of D-Link Middle East.

D-Link's 1.0 products and 2.0 upgrades are based on Atheros' XPAN draft 11n technologies which feature legacy protection with Clear Channel Assessment.

While D-Link's products are largely commercial in nature, there are many other vendors who are working on or have already launched enterprise products based on the second draft of 80.11n.

According to some reports, the new draft specifications enables devices to be five times faster and extends range by upto two times. Draft 2 based devices will also have two 20MHz channels and can hook to legacy devices easily.

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