Intel Announces 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Adapter for Centrino

Intel Centrino Platform Gets Faster Networking

by Anton Shilov
01/15/2004 | 07:54 PM

Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection, enabling both 802.11b and rapid 802.11g wireless networking capabilities for notebook PCs based on Intel Centrino mobile technology.

 

The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection is a standards-based and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless local area network solution that allows up to 54Mb/s speed when operating in appropriate 802.11g networks. It is designed to maintain high throughput at longer ranges in office or home environments, along with efficient use of power to enable longer system battery life. The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection is also software upgradeable, allowing it to support future security and other service enhancements.

The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection consists of a communications and radio chip, both designed and developed by Intel at its wireless networking facilities in Haifa, Israel and San Diego, USA.

The Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection will be featured in Intel Centrino mobile technology-based notebook PCs that will be introduced worldwide throughout the first quarter of this year. In Japan, Fujitsu, Matsushita Electric Industrial, NEC, Sony and Toshiba are expected to announce new notebook PCs based on Intel Centrino mobile technology with the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection in the coming weeks.

In 10 000-unit quantities, the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG network connection is priced at $25.