Netgear has announced that its wireless-N 2.0 draft specification range of products has received certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance.
The certification means the products can work with multiple manufacturers’ products and also adhere to industry standards of security protection and backward compatibility with previous generations of Wi-Fi gear, the company says.
The company believes the Wi-Fi Alliance stamp of approval will see widespread adoption of 802.11n technology.
“We designed our RangeMax NEXT Wireless-N products to enable our customers to enjoy increased range and performance for a multitude of next-generation applications such as high-definition video streaming, online gaming, IP telephony and fast file transfers of music, photos, etc,” said Negear’s Vivek Pathela.
“Having been through this intensive testing process for interoperability and compatibility with IEEE draft 2.0, our RangeMax NEXT Wireless-N Routers are proven industry leaders, products that maximize the digital home experience for our global customers. By being among the first to hit this impressive mark demonstrates our unwavering commitment to driving multi-vendor interoperability,” he said.
Netgear advises customers with Draft 1.0 products to upgrade the firmware to the IEEE Draft 2.0 spec via the Web site.