You think 802.11n's 300 Mbps is fast? Just wait until you see Wi-Fi's forthcoming 1 Gigabit per second devices.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).
No, I'm not making this up. It's been tested. Carrier pigeons deliver data faster than rural Internet in the UK. It's not any better in the U.S.
IE 9? On XP!? Forget about it. It will never happen. Get over it. Here's why.
No. According to a recent survey by the Internet's Number Resource Organization, approximately 84% of respondents already have IPv6 addresses or are considering getting them. Excuse me if I don't buy those numbers.
British Telecomm and Cisco think they have a new way to get around Network Neutrality: Start a new country wide network just for video.
Broadcom, Linux users' least loved Wi-Fi chipset vendor, has launched a new open-source driver for its latest chips.
Or, to be more exact, the Internet running out of IPv4 addresses. Like it or lump it, we're all going to need to switch to IPv6.
802.11n can give you really, really fast Wi-Fi... if it's set up right.
If you ever watched the later seasons of 24, you'll recall that Jack and his buddies at the Counter Terrorist Unit were always using Cisco Telepresence for video-conferencing. That was no surprise. John Chambers, Cisco's CEO, has long thought that Cisco should be thought of as not just the big dog of networking, but of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video-conferencing as well.
As both Internet video and mobile entertainment devices like the iPad grow ever more popular, the load on network resources will only grow ever higher. Frankly, most public networks won't be able to handle it. After all, they're already failing.