The new Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN is based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification and offers improvements in speed, range and battery-life over Intel’s previous PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Mini Card solution, according to Intel.
As with older wireless cards, the 4965AGN is compatible with existing 802.11a/b/g based network cards, access points (AP) and routers at speeds up to 54Mbps, but it also works with some draft-n based hardware, where it then offers transfer rates up to 300Mbps. As there is still some confusion and compatibility issues with draft-n equipment from differing manufacturers, Intel has initiated a "Connect with Centrino" program and is working with AP vendors to better ensure compatibility and performance.
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Posted on Thursday, Jan 25 2007 @ 00:48 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck