There's a new wireless 802.11 standard in the works, called 802.11n, that is expected to be about five times faster than the widely used "g" variety, reaching hypothetical data rates of up to 248 megabits per second. The developing "n" standard also is expected to offer better reach through walls and into dead spots and will use multiple radios to send and receive data, making it better at handling large video files.

Analysts say the emergence of 802.11n could hasten the deployment of converged wireless networks in schools, though the final version of the standard won't be issued...

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