802.11n May Be Finalized by September
Routers may not have to specify "Draft N" wireless anymore. The 802.11n wireless standard may be finalized as early as September 11th. That's according to a recent email from Bob Heile, the chairman of the IEEE 802.15 working group on Personal Area Networks.
"On other fronts, 802.11 was granted unconditional approval to forward 11n to RevCom. After a bit of a rocky period on getting acceptable coexistence language included in the draft, I was pleased to support this approval."
The standard has been around since 2004, and in 2006 the Enhanced Wireless Consortium had to be formed to get a draft version approved in January of that year. In May of that year, the draft standard failed to pass, so the Wi-Fi Alliance agreed to certify draft-n products in May 2007.