It didn't look like it said that the final 802.11n spec was approved, just that the draft 2.0 spec will be released for voting on by the IEEE at the end of the month.
That's a good thing, and the article said that just about everybody is in agreement on the new spec, which hopefully means that it won't be much longer until the final spec is approved. The article said that the 3.0 (and possibly final?) spec should be ready by the end of May.
With the firmware update making pre-n and draft-n products compliant, I still have my doubts. Are the performance problems that they currently have due to the firmware, or are there other underlying reasons why most of the 802.11n stuff out right now doesn't perform so well compared to the spec of 120mbps "real world" throughput?http://reviews.cnet.com/Linksys_WRT3...-31851121.html
Looks like the draft-n stuff was doing better than the pre-n, but aside from the netgear (being 93.8mpbs), the others were underwhelming (at best, only just over 50% as fast as they should be).
I'm looking forward to the new wireless, but I'm also equally considering just running gigabit ethernet in my house, as 802.11 has always bothered me with disconnections and general strangeness from time to time (even among router brands and differing cards).