What is n?
802.11n uses 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies and MIMO antenna technology to bring improved wifi performance. It increases wireless speed from 54mbps to 600mbps and allows for fewer interruptions. Deploying n on a legacy network, unfortunately, can be problematic because high bandwidth applications could “choke” wifi controllers and the wired network.
What is MIMO?
MIMO stands for multiple-input, multiple-output. It allows multiple streams of data to provide additional paths on which data can travel. It works best in reflective environments.
Do I really need 802.11n?
If the wireless network you currently have installed is not affecting your wireless performance or connectivity, then there isn’t any reason to consider an upgrade for the time being. However, if your business’ efficiency is being interrupted, then it might be time to consider upgrading your wireless system.