Asus Guarantees 802.11n Final Compatibility Through Free Upgrades

The major concern about buying draft 802.11n cards and routers is that they won’t be compatible with the final specification once that’s out in late 2007 or 2008. Asus puts your mind at rest with their new guarantee that their WL-500W and WL-100W “Intensi-fi” routers will be upgradeable to the final spec using Firmware or hardware upgrades.

This means for any product purchased before December 31, 2006, you can download firmware updates for free or send in your hardware to Asus service centers for a free upgrade. However, you’re going to have to pay for shipping to Asus, as they only pay for shipping back to you. Not a bad deal if you’re really aching for an 802.11n router now. Otherwise we’d stay away until the final draft is done and you won’t have to deal with any of this upgrade voodoo.

Press Release [PR NewsWire]