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Latest Draft Wi-Fi Standard

The latest draft of Wi-Fi isn't final--but that doesn't mean it's no good.

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This story appears in the September 2006 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Wars and rumors of wars, darkness at noon, riots in the streets, dogs and cats living together! That's what's supposed to happen if you introduce the latest pre-802.11n wireless adapters--so-called draft-n--into a network of 802.11b, g or even the MIMO-fortified g adapters.

How did one scribe put it? Oh yeah, one draft-n adapter "completely obliterated any 802.11b/g router in the vicinity." I'm pretty sure the reportage was purely metaphorical. But it sounded exciting, so we just had to try it.

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