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802.11g is a standard (official)

The IEEE yesterday finally turned the 802.11g 54Mbps WLAN from a specification to a standard, giving the technology its official blessing. Final ratification was something of a formality, the 802.11g spec. having barely changed since last year, and the final draft was passed unchanged last month. Indeed, that the ratification was widely expected is shown by the large number of announcements issued by 802.11g product makers early this week, albeit released under non-disclosure agreements, just in case. The ratification should now see the release of firmware updates to bring existing 802.11g products, of which there a plenty thanks to the stability of the spec. over the last six months or so, to bring them to full compliance with the standard. Full Story

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