I think you missed a critical part of that message, Jonathan. (which I didn't write, BTW)
"it does not mean that you have to have one..."
Robert is saying that 802.11n is recommended and you'll have a better experience with it. It is not a requirement. Besides, I believe any router that supports the "n" standards is also backwards compatible to prior standards.
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On Jan 18, 2011, at 11:15 AM, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
> On 1/18/2011 9:05 AM, Richard, Joel M wrote:
>>> Our central wireless group has recommended that if everyone has an 802.11n card (5Ghz radio spectrum) in their device that they will likely have a much better experience for connectivity – it does not mean that you have to have one it will just be better download speeds etc.
> There is ABSOLUTELY no way to guarantee that 100% of 200 conference
> attendees will have 802.11n cards in their devices.
> I suspect the vast majority of us will bring the devices we have, and
> not upgrade our devices just for the conf.
> I would suggest you make sure IT is assuming that NOT "everyone" will
> have 802.11n -- there's no way that's going to happen.