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Wired Magazine on the power of meshed networks: although you kinna change the laws of physics, meshed networks allow multiple data paths simultaneously, providing higher bandwidth and throughput over greater distances.
Why Five?: the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA) is reconsidering the trademark to dub 802.11a devices that comply to their certification process. The name floated since last fall has been Wi-Fi5, which has sounded like a stutter to me: Wi-Fi-Five. Spelling it isn't intuitive, either. Focus groups, according to the article, thought the spec was the 5th iteration of something and backward compatible.
WECA has a bigger education issue at stake, too, going forward as the pile of IEEE 802.11 family specs are approved. With devices that could support a, b, e, g, h, and i all appearing at the same time next year, what will Wi-Fi mean versus a set of letters?