The biggest seller of home wireless LAN equipment is set to launch its gear for the next technology generation on Monday, introducing three products based on a draft of the IEEE 802.11n standard.The still-emerging standard is designed to deliver at least 100Mbps of real throughput. That’s more than most wired Ethernet connections and with its improved range is enough to send multiple high-definition video streams throughout a typical home, according to Cisco Systems’ Linksys division. The Irvine, California, company is set to launch a wireless router, notebook card and gateway on Monday.Vendors are lining up to offer consumers equipment based on a preliminary version of the standard even though they can’t guarantee it will work with other early products. But unless a consumer is already doing huge downloads or trying to send video over a wireless LAN, it makes more sense to wait until next year for lower prices anyway, according to ABI Research analyst Mike Wolf.The WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband Router and WPC300N Wireless-N Notebook Adapter are available online immediately from BestBuy.com and coming to other retailers soon. The router has an estimated street price of $149.99 and the PC Card is expected to sell for $119.99, double or more… Read full this story
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