The MIMO-based 802.11n standard for high-speed WiFi captured 84 percent vote by the IEEE yesterday. That’s more than the required 75 percent supermajority required for the ‘Draft 2.0′ process to move forward, reports BetaNews.
“It’s clear from the results that the draft is technically solid,” former physicist Matthew Gast said, who is now working with 802.11n.
The move follows a similar vote in January, which moved what was then the 1.1 draft version forward. The vote does not mean the fight over the 802.11n standard is over, but it does show all involved are beginning to meet eye-to-eye, says BetaNews.
Subsequent edits would go through what is called a “recirculation” ballot, which means the same group of 325 voters eligible for this round of voting would vote on any future changes, as long as the percentage of approval stays at 75 percent or higher.