HERE is the next airport

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by mikedman, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    looks like 802.11g is making its way to market. Maybe we will see airport 3.0 ant MWNY?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    too soon

    I just read that the IEEE has a tentative specification. Meaning it's not finalized, and probably won't be for a while. I don't doubt we'll see Airport use it, but MWNY is a little too soon. Maybe MWNY03.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    New Airport

    I think we will see the next Airport this time next year.

    Guy
     
  4. SPG
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    This was on http://www.macminute.com this morning:

    802.11g gets approval
    November 19 - 07:58 ET: The Institute of Electrial and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has tentatively approved the 802.11g wireless networking protocol. Similar to 802.11b (AirPort), 802.11g operates at the same 2.4GHz frequency—allowing for backwards compatibility with 802.11b products—while boosting transfer speeds from 11Mbps to 54Mbps. 802.11g products are expected to arrive within about a year.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    has anybody improved its range?

    Last I heard, the 802.11g stuff was severely limited in its ability to transmit over 802.11b-comparable distances or through walls.

    Has anybody seen a company claim to overcome these limitations?

    My guess is that the shipped products will operate at 54Mbit only in very ideal conditions. (Like your machine is in the same room with the base station.) Through walls and over distance, expect it to behave a little more like 802.11b.

    Provided the price is right, and they can prevent network connections from dropping completely within reasonable distances, I'll buy it.
     

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