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Intel Shipping PRO/Wireless 2100A

Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100A network
connection for notebook PCs based on Intel Centrino Mobile Technology. The
Intel PRO/Wireless 2100A network connection adds higher speed 802.11a capability
to Intel Centrino mobile technology, which currently features 802.11b wireless

Intel delivers leading 802.11a performance with the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100A,
featuring a data transfer rate of up to 54 Mbps. The introduction of the 2100A
is part of Intel’s efforts to provide high-performance, standards-based wireless
local area network (WLAN) solutions. The 802.11a protocol supports complex
Internet applications with its higher throughput, while also allowing higher
concentrations of users per WLAN access point. Additionally, 802.11a operates in
the 5 GHz range, making 802.11a-enabled connections less susceptible to the
interference that can be encountered with 802.11b connections operating in the
2.4 GHz range. The latter range is shared with a number of other devices,
including cordless phones and microwave ovens.

The Intel PRO/Wireless 2100A network connection complements existing 2100-based
solutions, with 2100 solutions expected to continue shipping in high volumes
throughout 2003 and into 2004. The Intel PRO/Wireless 2100A is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED*
and fully supports WPA and WEP security protocols and third-party security
solutions such as Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX).*

The PRO/Wireless 2100A also features Intel PROSet software, which provides easy
configuration, advanced profile management that enables multiple setup profiles
to connect to different WLAN networks as the client moves between different
access points, connection status monitoring, and the ability to turn the 802.11
radios on and off. The Intel PRO/Wireless 2100A network connection is the latest
addition to Intel Centrino mobile technology, which combines the Intel Pentium®
M processor, the Intel® 855 chipset family and an Intel PRO/Wireless network
connection WLAN solution. Intel Centrino mobile technology enables integrated
wireless LAN connectivity, extended battery life, lighter PC designs and
outstanding mobile performance and reliability.

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