Intel Purports to lead in WiFi... AGAIN!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Balin64, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. Balin64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    In a Mauve Dream
    Guys and gals, check this article out:,1282,61404,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_6

    As I understand it, this is the equivalent of Software Base Station available in Mac OS 9 since... let's see... 1999!

    And it has been included in Mac OS X since Jaguar.

    When the hell is Intel going to stop promoting their wrireless straight-forward and redundant "technology"as innovative? Not anytime soon.

    I'll tell you why: because most consumers are too ignorant to know that marketing buzz words like "Centrino" mean nothing. It's still 802.11b/g. Something we got first FOUR YEARS AGO! Funny thing is it won't be available for a while, AND, you will STILL need a WiFi card. Are consumers really that stupid?
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    Re: Intel Purports to lead in WiFi... AGAIN!

    Did you read the article?

    Huh the article doesn't say anything about taking the lead in WiFi?

    "Intel's Grantsdale project broadens the company's efforts to promote Wi-Fi, the leading wireless standard for computers."

    that means they are promoting Wi-Fi as a standard, not the lead in the standard.

    There is no mention of centrino in the article. the article describes Intel efforts to add "capability of a wireless access point in a forthcoming chipset". That means the new Grantsdale chipset will be competeing against the stand-alone wireless access points, like linksys,d-link, and apple (airport) make.

    There is also no mention of the technology being innovative. The authors points clearly that it will compete with existing technology.


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