Intel ships dual-band Wi-Fi chip

SAN FRANCISCO (10/31/2003) - After several delays, Intel Corp. has announced its Intel Pro/Wireless 2100A chip is shipping to notebook manufacturers, giving Centrino notebooks an 802.11a connection. The chip allows notebook users to connect to 802.11a networks, which operate on a higher frequency than the more popular 802.11b networks currently supported by Intel's Centrino technology. The 802.11a networks operate in the 5GHz range, which transfers data at faster rates with less interference but over shorter distances than 802.11b networks.

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