The new standard is still more than a year or two away, but according to IEEE documents, the group hopes that 802.16m will be able to deliver 1Gbps transfer rates over the air. In fact, 802.16m is “required” to meet downstream speeds of up to 1Gbps in “nomadic” mode, or high efficiency/strong signal mode.
One wireless monitoring software vendor is gunning for press today by informing everyone that Christmas Lights deteriorate your Wi-Fi. The company concluded that light-up holiday decorations actually degrade your signal strength by 25%, and increase signal deterioration over distance by one-third.
“Linksys busted out a new pre-N wireless router today, the WRT350N Wireless-N Gigabit Router with Storage Link. They’re claiming wireless throughput speeds of up to 12 times 802.11g with this thing. To sweeten the deal, the WRT350N also includes a wired Gigabit switch…” If this is open source and doesn’t crash like most new Linksys router, then they’ll have me sold.