With throughput much greater than that available with previous wireless local area networking (WLAN) standards, the IEEE 802.11n standard has had a significant impact on the WLAN, or Wi-Fi, industry. Most of today’s WLAN infrastructure products support 802.11n, and support on client devices is growing.
Putting 802.11n on laptops and other general-purpose client devices makes sense if those devices need a throughput boost. Most medical devices don’t need higher throughput. Because those devices may be used for five years or longer, consider dual-band 802.11n for them now if you can get it for a modest price premium.