Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
More than 1,000 wi-fi certified products, 25% fail compliance tests
Posted on 14-Jan-2004 09:10 | Filed under: News


More than 1,000 wi-fi certified products, 25% fail compliance tests
The Wi-Fi Alliance announced that over 1,000 products from over 120 manufacturers have received certification since testing began in March 2000. Recent test data released by the Wi-Fi Alliance indicates that wireless LAN interoperability and performance continue to be an issue for products without Wi-Fi certification.

"The overwhelming majority of WLAN products in the world are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED and for good reason. In fact, it is becoming increasingly difficult to compete globally without Wi-Fi certification," said Wi-Fi Alliance Managing Director, Frank Hanzlik. "Based on testing of more than 1,000 products over several IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11 standards, products that are prepared for Wi-Fi certification testing fail 25-30% of the time or more depending on the technology being tested. Products that do not go through the rigorous testing preparation process have an even higher failure rate. Without Wi-Fi certification, these product failures would have been experienced by the technology consumer."

The Wi-Fi Alliance currently performs four independent interoperability certifications including IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and Wi-Fi Protected Access in addition to a combination of all of these technologies. A searchable database of Wi-Fi Alliance certifications can be found at their web site.

Products awarded the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo have undergone rigorous independent testing at one of four labs in Tokyo, Japan; San Jose, California; Winnersh, UK; or Taipei, Taiwan. The Wi-Fi interoperability certification program has become the international standard for providing high-quality interoperability testing for IEEE 802.11-based products.



More information: http://www.wi-fi.org/certified_products...







Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Rich Dad Seminar a Scam?
Created by CrashAndBurn, last reply by biggal on 16-Jul-2019 17:28 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


The new 007 is a woman
Created by FineWine, last reply by Geektastic on 16-Jul-2019 16:11 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Panasonic Plasma, A word of warning and any suggestions for ~$1500 replacement?
Created by Kiwiviking, last reply by Kiwifruta on 16-Jul-2019 23:07 (13 replies)

Crashplan Price increase.
Created by ZollyMonsta, last reply by xpd on 15-Jul-2019 13:46 (13 replies)

Insurance company rejecting claim.
Created by 3puttssuck, last reply by Dratsab on 15-Jul-2019 09:08 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


2degrees updated Pay Monthly and Prepay plans and now 14 day Prepay plans
Created by Linux, last reply by Groucho on 16-Jul-2019 11:16 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Possible to charge any laptop through USB-C/Thunderbolt?
Created by Batman, last reply by sbiddle on 16-Jul-2019 13:38 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Where does Android end and One UI begin?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by NikT on 15-Jul-2019 13:56 (19 replies)
Pages... 2