Last Post: December 11, 2006:
Does anyone know if 802.11b devices will operate on a 802.11n infrstructure. Namely Spectralink and Cisco IP phones.
Currently (I could be wrong) there are no full standard 802.11n access points in the enterprise. However BlueSocket, has the BSAP-1700 that is MIMO capable that may support the wireless handsets with 802.11e (QoS support) and I believe Spectralinks SVP through use of the controllers.
However, as far as I know, the wireless handsets are not using the MIMO antennas yet, so the compatability issues are not clear cut.
I just want to know if the 802.11n standard will allow for backward compatability for 802.11b devices.
Yes, it is supposed to support legacy standards of 802.11b/g.