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It is not out. Dlink and Netgear have some 802.11n wireless devices out. Wireless-N devices are capable of higher transmission rates and additional security features.  Here are links. Dlink 802.11n device http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=1&pid=487 Dlink 802.11n PCMCIA NIC http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=1&pid=489 Netgear 802.11n device http://netgear.com/products/details/WNR854T.php Netgear 802.11n PCMCIA NIC http://netgear.com/products/details/WN511T.php So far I have not seen any Apple Airport devices and I do not know what name they will use for their cards. The 802.11b cards were just called Airport and the G cards were Airport Extreme.
I am busy writing things lately. I am working on a professional statement and on writing an article on emerging technology for Certification magazine.   I am compiling a list of technologies that those in IT should be aware of. So far I have the following:  RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) VoIP (Voice over IP) Wireless 802.11n SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) I will be adding a few more before the article is done. If you have a suggestion, just comment or email me. When I was choosing…

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I was admiring the new switch with my brother and I thought about the 802.11g router that is sitting on top of the switch.  I want to upgrade to 802.11n but I do not want to buy any pre-n devices.  The pre-n devices will never be as compatible with future devices as the true n devices but it seems that I will have to wait until the end of 2006 or the beginning of 2007 for the standard.  Maybe next year I will be connected using an "n" card. The…

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I was made aware of this little creature on the CWNP forums and it seems quite cool.  The Nabaztagtag WiFi Rabbit is a small wireless rabbit that can receive messages, read your email, music, tell you the weather and time, measure air quality, as well as a variety of other programmable tasks.  It is definitely not a necessity, but certainly a cool geek toy. Future versions of the Nabaztagtag WiFi Rabbit will be able to do pre-programmed activities when a RFID-enabled object is held up to its nose. Here is the…

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I am really cutting this close.  The CWSP test changes on January 1 and I just scheduled the test for December 21.  I am going out of town from the 24th to the 1st so this is really my only chance.  I must study very hard and pass it the first time.  I am feeling pretty good about the material right now but I have not taken any practice tests yet.  I am going to try that tonight. I am working on the midterm exam for the OS class today. …

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I am studying to take the CWNA (Certified Wireless Network Administrator) exam.  I plan on taking it in 3 weeks and I have been studying for 2 so far.  I usually spend a little more time on a certification but I am teaching a computer hardware course in 3 weeks and I want to have this certification behind me so I can concentrate on the class.  I found an online study group which has not worked out well so far but I hope to have more communication in the future. …

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