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View Full Version : Intel Announces Tri-Mode 802.11a/b/g Chipset

Jason Dunn
08-26-2004, 07:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20040826005162&newsLang=en' target='_blank'>http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20040826005162&newsLang=en</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Intel Corporation today announced the addition of key wireless capabilities for notebooks based on Intel(R) Centrino(TM) mobile technology, including ease-of-use software, advanced security features, and support for the three Wi-Fi standards. The new tri-mode wireless module (supporting IEEE standards 802.11a, b and g) and wireless software help make it faster and easier for end-users to set up a wireless connection with any Wi-Fi network, at the maximum available data rate."</i><br /><br />I'm a wireless-notebook-lovin' geek, but this is sort of a yawner. I already have 802.11b/g on my P5010D with a Broadcom chip, so this doesn't add anything I'd need (I've never needed 802.11a). However, I do wonder if the Intel wireless chipsets are better than the Broadcom chipsets - do they use less power? Have greater range? Those are the improvements I'd like to see happen.

James Fee
08-26-2004, 07:58 PM
I'm not sure, but my new laptop for work is due by the end of the month. Its a Dell so I'm sure it has the Intel chipset. My older Dell Percision M50 has a miniPCI card so I can't compare it against "older" centrino chipsets.