Linksys seems to have announced some N products . End of month at least here retail release of the Linksys Wireless-N Broadband Router WRT300N and a PCMCIA card . Any info on these ? What is the upshot on the effect on the standard g and b as if they are not overkill for browsing already .
That's "Draft-N", and given how well the 'not quite N but we need to sell something' products are doing in tests (no better performance than G, and horrendous interference problems), I'd at least wait for the next generation of the N draft to come out, and the "Draft-N-2" products.
That's draft standard "n" please. A review and test of the WRT300N.
It was able to do about 95Mbits/sec thruput, but only up to about 20ft range (which isn't line of sight because their "test lab" had some walls in the way).
The WRT300N uses roughly double the spectrum of stantard 802.11b/g to get the speed. I don't know what you want in the way of "upshot". What MIMO really offers is a more reliable method of dealing with indoor reflections. The improved speed is useful for ad-hoc networks, games, video, massive file transfers, and advertising literature. It's like building a 200mph automobile. That's a nice number but few of us are going to drive that fast.
The test that should be of general interest but is usually ignored is how fast will it go (TCP thruput) at fairly long ranges such as 50ft. Looks like the WRT300N doesn't do to well, while some of the others tested seem to be able to maintain 30Mbits/sec at this range. An ordinary 802.11g access point and client are usually down to 802.11b speeds at this range.