What's new with the 802.11 standards?

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WLANs have become commonplace in corporate, home, and retail settings, but that doesn't mean that the standards that govern them have settled down. 2003 has already seen the standardization of 802.11g, a new backwards-compatible standard that increased Wi-Fi transmission rates fivefold. But there's a bevy of other improvements on the way for WLANs, in areas ranging from security to quality of service. These links will help you cut through the alphabet soup and plan your next move.

Broadcom adds 802.11e tech to Wi-Fi offerings

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Source: Extreme Tech IEEE P802.11: The working group for wireless LANs

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Source: IEEE 802.11 learning guide

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Source: SearchMobileComputing.com Airgo doubles Wi-Fi's speed

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Source: Wi-Fi Planet Dartmouth introduces wireless VoIP

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Source: Wi-Fi Planet Intel optimizing Wi-Fi data transmissions

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Source: eWeek Wi-Fi security gets a boost

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Source: Cnet Wi-Fi standards multiplying like hotspots

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Source: Cnet When you think WLAN, think ahead

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Source: ZDNet Wi-Fi Alliance certifies 802.11g standard

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Source: IDG News Service

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