ERIC Number: EJ836247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Reference Count: 0
"N" is for Now
Briggs, Linda L.
Campus Technology, v22 n3 p30-32, 34, 36 Nov 2008
The leap in wireless LAN standards to 802.11n is a WiFi upgrade so new it has not yet garnered final approval from the standards committee. Although that approval will not come until next year (vendors are currently building to a "pre-n" standard), there are plenty of notebook computers out there capable of running 802.11n. That means students will soon be appearing on campus ready and able to take advantage of an 802.11n network. More, with 11n access points able to step down to accommodate devices running earlier wireless standards, an 11n network can serve virtually everyone. With final approval of the emerging 802.11n standard tantalizingly close, forward-looking colleges and universities are deploying wireless "n" networks. The author discusses what one needs to know about the "n" initiative.
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Standards, Standard Setting, Information Policy, Gateway Systems, Performance Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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