These short videos explain the acronyms and terminology of 802.11n, breaking down 802.11n's promised 10x performance gain by feature and presenting upgrade paths for mixed-mode and Greenfield environments.

802.11n is driving a major shift from locally available point solutions to widely distributed, highly available access for all types of applications. Unfortunately, while the 802.11n specification has been ratified since 2009, many of its capabilities remain an enigma, especially for those who don't have the time or inclination for a semester-long course in RF. And let's face it, that shouldn't be required when deploying 802.11 equipment.

Watch the videos below to better understand key 802.11n features. Regardless of whether you are starting from scratch with your wireless deployment (a Greenfield Deployment) or introducing 11n equipment into an existing wireless LAN utilizing 802.11 a/b/g technology, Jay Botelho, Director of Product Management, demystifies the labyrinth of acronyms and new terminology you're facing. You will also learn how each feature impacts your network performance and which features are recommended for Greenfield vs. mixed-mode environments.

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802.11n Primer

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