Rain of new WiFi standards – Macitynet.it
A shower of variants is announced for the current wireless standard, 802.11. The system, also used for Airport and known as WiFi, during 2003 should undergo a series of new implementations that will extend its functionality and increase its fields of use.Stewart J. Kerry, president of the working group for IEEE 802.11, in a recent interview he listed five 802.11h, 802.11g, 802.11f, 802.11i. The differences between the various systems essentially depend on their intended use, many of which are niche. The ones of greatest interest to the public are the 802.11h and 802.11g standards. The "h" version will be the European implementation of the 802.11a standard, which in the old continent will not be used for the incompatibility of radio frequencies with those left free for commercial use. The "g" version, compatible with the "b" standard of current devices, will increase the speed up to 20 megabits per second. The latter could be the system of choice for a possible new generation Airport. From statements collected by the managers of the working group, in any case, the password at this time "compatibility and approval". Compatibility with as many devices as possible and approval in the largest number of countries. Hence the need to find a system that does not make the installed base obsolete and does not make the diffusion of WiFi systems difficult in any country in the world.