802.11n Draft Fails Vote

Remember what we said about 802.11N? Well, Draft 1.0 of the wireless standard was voted on, and it failed to get the 75% necessary to move onto the next stage. This could spell bad news for the companies that just released Draft-N devices, and even worse news for the people who bought them.

Not getting approval for the draft means the working group will need to revise it and change features and specifications. How much they change will impact whether these current Draft-N can be upgraded to the final version of the spec.

Like we said before, you're probably better off waiting until the standard is finalized before upgrading your equipment. And it may take a while, since 802.11N doesn't have Matthew McConaughey's rugged good looks.

New Wi-Fi standard hits another bump in the road [CNET]