802.11n is the new standard of WiFi connectivity from the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) expected to become fully certified sometime late next year. This new standard will greatly improve the transfer speed of data accross wireless networks, aswell as the strength, range and reliability of the wireless connection. 802.11n is currently progressing towards a finalised version and although it is still in a draft form at the moment, Draft-N hardware is being produced by many of the main networking manufacturers.
Draft-N Hardware incorporates the MIMO technology that will become part of the 802.11n Standard, which uses an array of antennas to strengthen the signal and allows it to adapt to any interference. The maximum transfer speed of Draft-N wireless hardware is also substantially greater than the current 802.11g Standard of 54Mbps, acheiving speeds of up to 300Mbps in optimal conditions.
This new high speed, high range wireless connectivity provided by Draft-N hardware allows the streaming of high definition video and audio from your computer onto Digital Media Players such as the Netgear EVA8000 and Linksys Kiss 1600. It also allows alot more 'traffic' on your wireless network, meaning up to 5 or 6 people could all be streaming media at the same time without any noticable delays.