This is a page to describe what features we want in a wireless protocol. 802.11 technology has proved very popular but has limitations. Assuming that 802.11b will be replaced with some other protocol at some point, it makes sense to be proactive and start laying out some requirements for this protocol. Please add any requirements or features to this page, and if it becomes a comprehensive set, it can become a working outline for a real charter for a new protocol that we can put before hardware suppliers. So far, this idea is in the concept generation stage, and it makes sense to mine the problems we have with 802.11b to do concept generation for a new protocol. When the new protocol inevitably does emerge, this will give us something to gauge it against.
- - Improved range over 802.11b - Mesh features - Ability to service many clients without losing bandwidth for each user - Ability to operate efficiently in ad-hoc (AP-less) modes - Ability to manipulating routing rules - Bandwidth shaping