802.11n is lurching towards completion, and we talk about when, where, and why: Matthew Gast was my guest Wednesday for a live, in-office podcast in which we talked at great length about Task Group N, the group within the IEEE 802.11 Working Group, that's attempting to push faster Wi-Fi at the world. Matthew is a voting member of the group, and we talk about the politics, the technology, and, you know, how fast this stuff will actually be when it's released.
We also delve a bit into voice and why 802.11n is important for handheld devices and how handset manufacturers worked hard to get their interests served in the compromises that appear to have led to current state of the protocol.
Matthew is the author of O'Reilly and Associates's 802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide, which came out in its extensively revised and updated 2nd edition last year. [44 min., XX MB, MP3]