Things are getting pretty ridiculous in the 802.11 committee. Yet another IEEE meeting happened last week and yet again members of the working group left without a ratified 802.11n specification.
With patent issues relatively settled at this point, very little differences remain between the WWISE and TGn Sync proposals. The biggest is in the channel spacing area, with the only real fight here centering on whether 40-MHz channel spacing should be mandatory or optional. There are also some discussions on error-correction techniques, feedback mechanisms, and other smaller technical issues. To me, these are all issues that can be overcome relatively quickly.
But, like usual, the 802.11 folks couldn't come to agreement again and have pushed the vote off again for another meeting, slowing the inevitable roll out of 802.11n systems.
Come on WLAN folks. Let's stop the talking, come to an agreement, and move on. Hopefully, the next meeting the 802.11 committee will heed those words and approve the 802.11n spec.
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