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    Intel promises faster Vista laptop WiFi with twice the range

    Intel is holding out the promise of faster wireless connectivity - and greater range - from Windows Vista notebook computers that use its new-generation internal WiFi card.

    Acer, Asus, Gateway and Toshiba are said to be the first to be launching - this month.



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    Intel must be pretty confident that the 802.11n v1.1 spec that has been submitted to the full IEEE committee is going to be accepted as standard then.

    I wonder if there is going to be a way to get this working in existing Centrino laptops?

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    I wonder if this will come in ExpressCard format?

    Is that pic of a mini pci card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    I wonder if this will come in ExpressCard format?

    Is that pic of a mini pci card?
    Sorry, it's a PCIe Mini Card.

    I should have included that info in the news piece but it's there now, along with a bunch of other info and some new links (thanks Tarinder for the heads up!).

    Mind you (he said, looking for excuses) if you had clicked on the Intel link at the bottom of the piece, here's what you would have found high up on the page:


    The Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN product is an embedded 802.11a/b/g/Draft N¹ PCIe Mini Card network adapter card that operates in both the 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz spectrum, delivering high throughput and a host of features that enhance today's mobile lifestyle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Crabtree View Post
    Mind you (he said, looking for excuses) if you had clicked on the Intel link at the bottom of the piece, here's what you would have found high up on the page:
    Why would we want to read an Intel press release though? thats what you are for Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Why would we want to read an Intel press release though? thats what you are for Bob
    Ah, but the press release was on page two.

    The link I was referring to was to the product's home page!

    But it's all sorted now with - hopefully - any missing info now added.

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    Thanks Bob

    No info on there being Expresscard ones available for us Dell laptop users, although saying that, there doesnt seem to be much of anything in Expresscard format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Intel must be pretty confident that the 802.11n v1.1 spec that has been submitted to the full IEEE committee is going to be accepted as standard then.
    Even if it isn't, the fact that thats what all Centrino laptops will be using after a certain points means it'll become a defacto standard and all the main players will work to ensure compatibility with it, as will be seen with "Connect With Centrino" logo'ed Draft-N routers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I wonder if there is going to be a way to get this working in existing Centrino laptops?
    It will physically fit if you have a laptop with a mini PCI-E slot (Napa based ones might but I don't know if its a given, older ones won't), but they won't have the correct aerial.

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    i didn't twig about the miniPCI-e when i first posted

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    [QUOTE=Thorburn;980264]Even if it isn't, the fact that thats what all Centrino laptops will be using after a certain points means it'll become a defacto standard and all the main players will work to ensure compatibility with it, as will be seen with "Connect With Centrino" logo'ed Draft-N routers.[QUOTE]

    Interesting observation! And I think you will probably be proven right.

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    Its about time they got this going, seem to have been waiting years for this.

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