What even happened to the flap over packet loss problems surfacing in wireless nets?
The news item www.wirelessnetdesignline.com/news/193700565 last week sounded fairly important.
We were told that this was a problem "that could affect voice quality of Wi-Fi more than delay or jitter, and also create some end-user problems in network authentication."
That may be the case but the story seems not to have, as we say in the news business, "legs."
I called a few people I know for comment and the silence was deafening. One engineer (whose company has products that compete with Wi-Fi) said that he is always ready to point out Wi-Fi's shortcomings but would certainly choose a more serious problem if he wanted to make some waves right now.
One might argue that the cause of the problemdefining a single parity bit in the headeris a defect in the standard, he said. But someone else might argue that one bit is enough.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see if the 802.11n committee thinks it worthy of considering in that standard, which is still in process.