Take the risk out of pre-N wireless networking

One from the press release pile…

Although the 802.11n wireless networking standard isn’t finished yet, lots of firms are flogging “pre-n” equipment that’s based on the draft specification. The downside of that is that you can’t be sure if the firm’s version of 802.11n will work with “proper” .11n kit when it comes out. So this press release from Asus/Broadcom is a welcome one:

With countless draft-n products in the market ASUS is the first wireless vendor to announce an upgrade program to guarantee compatibility with the future 802.11n standard, whether in the form of firmware or hardware updates.

The guarantee only applies to two bits of kit, though: the WL-500W router and WL-100W wireless card.

And, er, that’s it.