WiFi standard gets a boost

Wireless users will be able to enjoy faster connection speeds, thanks to a new standard for wireless data network technologies ratified June 12 by the Standards Board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Equipment that complies with this standard enables users of wireless networks to download files over a computer almost five times as fast. The standard.

The standard, called IEEE 802.11g, raises the top speed of data network equipment from 11 megabits per second, the standard set by IEEE 802.11b, to 54 megabits per second. Abided by wireless fidelity equipment manufacturers, this standard assures that equipment from different vendors will be interoperable.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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