Wi-Fi Alliance won't change certification program for final 802.11n standard

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced it won't change the baseline requirements of its 802.11n certification program, opting to make small optional additions to coincide with the final certification of the standard later this year.

The alliance doesn't want to disrupt interoperability with the more than 600 WiFi products that are based on the 802.11n draft 2.0 standard. Its updated test program will add testing for some optional features now included in the standard. The IEEE is expected to finally approve the standard by September. Product testing to the updated certification is expected to begin in late September.

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