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Old June 5th, 2007, 07:59 AM
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Question Draft N??

Are there any non draft N routers out there? If not when does it come out?
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look like WPN824.
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since there is no n-standard yet there are no n-routers either. it is unknown when exactly the n-standard will be ratified.
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do you think that what he ment..?

whats up dude..
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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:03 PM
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That would be my guess, seeing as he has been going around in circles over perceived inadequate perfomance from the "draft N" WPN824 that he already has.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:36 PM
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umm the wpn824 isnt draft-n
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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:55 PM
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Netgear doesn't call it draft-n, in fact here's what Netgear has to say on that

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Is RangeMax Upgradeable to 802.11n?

The IEEE 802.11n standard was not ratified when the product began shipping, therefore NETGEAR cannot say that the RangeMax Wireless Router and Adapters are upgradeable to, or even compatible with 802.11n.
This is from the WPN824 product information page.
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nonetheless, the wpn824 is an 802.11g base mimo-router with no relation to draft-n or the n-standard whatsoever. it is proprietary technology that has some advances over the normal g/super-g stuff, but thats all.

the statement made on that page is not entirely accurate, because the wpn824 is based on proprietary 108 mbit atheros chipset (much like that of the wgt624). if the wpn824 (or the dg834pn) were upgradeable to n or draft-n then you could upgrade every router with that chipset to draft n.

the only difference between a wpn824 and a wgt624 is basically that the wpn824 is utilizing 7 antennas where the wgt624 only has one. this gives the wpn824 some range-advantage in most cases. speed-wise and compatibility-wise there is absolutely no difference (and imho never will be) between the two.

the wpn824 will never be able to reach draft-n speeds or any of the new features introduced with the n-standard, or why do you think that the new cards/routers can only communicate with the old (wpnxxx) at 54 mbit?

ne new draft-n stuff is interoperable between chipsets (the 270 mbit card will also work on the 300 mbit accesspoint and vice versa). the old stuff is limited to 54 mbit.
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Yeah I'm a little confused about this. My Router box clearly states Draft-N, but if the standard changes and the my router does not support the ratified standard that is a rip off. I think I would be entitled to a free upgrade to router which supports what I payed for.
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Yeah I'm a little confused about this. My Router box clearly states Draft-N, but if the standard changes and the my router does not support the ratified standard that is a rip off. I think I would be entitled to a free upgrade to router which supports what I payed for.
if you bought a draft-n router then you have paid for a draft-n router and you got one. if the final standard were to be incompatible to the draft-n routers you you would just be out of luck. it says nowhere on the box that it will be compatible to the final standard.
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