Updated - Our first apples-to-apples tests of three stream N routers produced very unimpressive results
The ASUS RT-N56U Black Diamond Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router has more routing speed than anyone can use. And the wireless side isn't too bad, either.
We were surprised to find that a proper three-stream N adapter really can provide significantly higher bandwidth even with lower signal levels.
Ubicom and Ralink have created reference designs for networked music players.
I was briefed by both Atheros and Ralink last week on their announcements at this week's Computex over in Taipei. While it wasn't the sole reason for the calls, I was able to get a feel for why we still haven't seen any three-stream N routers, even though the first were announced well over a year ago.
Ralink Technology today announced a 450 Mbps, 3 stream, draft 802.11n router chipset with beamforming technology.
Ralink Technology today announced what it says are the first 802.11n single chip AP/router SoCs (System On Chip) with integrated five-port 10/100 Ethernet Switch and PHY.
The Belkin N Wireless Router (F5D8223-4) has been added to the Router Charts. The N Wireless is Belkin's entry-level draft 802.11n router.
DigiTimes today said that D-Link has revealed its WiMax product strategy and plans for European rollout of draft 802.11n products.
The WiMax information is short on details, but includes plans for "network cards with different interfaces such as integrated wireless LAN, Bluetooth and WiMAX support".
The draft 802.11n report said that the company plans to "start marketing its low-priced 802.11n products, utilizing WLAN chips coming from Taiwan-based Ralink Technology, in the European market in the fourth quarter". D-Link's draft 11n U.S. products are based on Atheros' XSPAN chipset.
Wi-Fi chipset maker Ralink Technology today announced what it claims is the industry's "longest range" draft-802.11n Wi-Fi chipset. The company said its RT2800 chipset "doubles the range of high-performance wireless systems" through the use of patented, low-noise circuitry. Ralink also said the chipset is designed so that changes to the current draft-802.11n standard can be done via firmware upgrade.