The Next Generation Wireless technology came into play with the introduction of the new 802.11n Wi-Fi standard which delivers unprecedented reliability and up to five times the throughput of current 802.11a/b/g wireless networks. Some of the key advantages of the new 802.11n standard are the enhanced data rate of up to 300 Mbps and the adoption of MIMO (Multiple In – Multiple Out) radio technology which greatly increases the Wireless LAN coverage.
In terms of coverage, Cisco has also developed a new solution called “Cisco Enterprise Wireless Mesh”, which is supported on the Cisco Aironet 1240 and 1130 Series access points. Without requiring wired connections, mesh wireless access points use the 2.4 GHz frequency to deliver network access to users in hard-to-reach areas, and use the 5 GHz frequency band to backhaul traffic to traditional access points connected to Ethernet ports. This solution will provide network wireless connectivity in indoor areas that until now have been difficult to achieve. The wireless mesh technology offers high availability through dynamic wireless mesh self-healing, and optimal network performance for the entire enterprise.