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And we thought the day would never come, finally someone decides to kick off some Wi-Fi cards for the now standard PCIe x1 connector, none other than Abit in fact. Dubbed "AirPace Wi-Fi, the card is of course fully compatible with 802.11b and g networks and supports wireless speeds of up to 54Mbps.
Get all the details on it via the press material here folks.
December 11, 2006 - abit is once more expanding their product portfolio. Responding to the ever growing demand for a digital home environment in which various devices are wirelessly interconnected and can communicate with one another, abit now introduces a unique Wi-Fi solution. The abit AirPace Wi-Fi card is the very first IEEE 802.11b/g WLAN device for universal use with PCI-E interfaces. Unlike proprietary solutions the abit AirPace Wi-Fi is highly flexible as it is compatible with ANY PCI-E socket. This makes installation as well as migration true child's play. In addition to the common client mode, software Access Point capability is also supported. abit - pioneer in PCI-E wireless technology.
DEAL OF THE DAY - CircuitCity.com - Kensington PocketMouse Wireless Micro for FREE after Rebate, plus Make $8.01!
Deal of the Day details:
Offer: Very nice deal on a wireless optical pocket mouse for your laptop! This ultra-compact mouse is just $31.99 minus a $40 mail in rebate (expiring 12/2/06), which means you make just over $8!
Microsoft have just officially released their super duper blue-tooth based "Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000" keyboard and mouse combo with many bells and whistles as per this article over at the DailyTech today.
Microsoft today launched the world's first wireless rechargeable and backlit keyboard and mouse combination that is compatible with Windows Vista. Microsoft first announced the keyboard/mouse combo in late June. The Bluetooth-based Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 will be available in February 2007, with a retail price of $249.95. The Wireless Entertainment Desktop will be available in January 2007, with a retail price of $149.95. The keyboard is one-inch thick and is wireless up to 30 feet away.
DEAL OF THE DAY - Linksys-Cisco WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router (Compatible with Linux) for $55.94 after Rebate
Deal of the Day details:
Offer: have always loved the Linksys WRT54 series. This is the new WRT54GL model which is compatible with Linux! The new "L" version is basically the same hardware as the WRT54G, but in order to use the open source community to have the WRT as awesome was it was before, you will need this version.
Two new products make their way into ASUS's "MiMO" wireless networking lineup as of today. They announce both the WL-566gM router and WL-106gM PCMCIA adapter, which when coupled together will operate at speeds of up to 240Mbps and with 8X the standard coverage area to boot.
All the details reside within the official PR folks.
Sydney, Australia; April 07, 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS) unveiled today the 240 MIMO series, which currently includes the WL-566gM router and WL-106gM adapter, drastically improving WLAN's data transfer rate and coverage range, while maintaining signal integrity and Wi-Fi interoperability.
With its high-speed 240Mbps data transfer rate, the multi-transmitting 240 MIMO series excels with an actual throughput of up to 100Mbps, and covers eight times the range than that of standard 802.11g WLAN devices. True wireless multimedia experience in homes, small businesses, retail stores etc, without any dead spots is now possible by taking advantage of multipath propagation in the Multiple Input Multiple Output technology - MIMO.
Deal of the Day details:
Offer: The ultimate in long range wifi. The Netgear WPNT834 RangeMax 240 is capable of "listening" to multiple signals simultaneously, utilizing its advanced MIMO (Multi-Input, Multi-Output) technology. So if any one of those signals is disrupted, the RangeMax 240 automatically maintains your network connection, eliminates dead spots and extends your range throughout your home.
GIGABYTE are making quite a scene at the moment, with four fresh announcements from them today (not to mention the launch of their ATI X1900 variants yesterday as well).
This first announcement details the broadening of their wireless networking family with a couple of new products which feature "MIMO" technology, said to enhance your wireless coverage by up to 6X.
The GN-BR03GM AirCruiser MIMO Router and GN-WP01GM AirCruiser MIMO Desktop Adapter are covered in more detail via the supporting PR folks.
Taipei, Taiwan 26th January, 2006 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY continues to expand on the range of wireless products has today announced new additions to the wireless networking family, with products featuring MIMO Technology. Reach areas where you couldn't before with increased performance, wireless coverage will easily share your whole household with broadband Internet access and network resources.
GIGABYTE's upcoming products featuring MIMO Technology will include a broadband router, wireless access point and a PCI adapter. While the GIGABYTE GN-BR03GM AirCruiser MIMO Router will provide home and SOHO users wireless access to the Internet and file sharing, the GN-AP03GM AirCruiser MIMO Access Point can expand upon your existing network to support the MIMO Technology and increase wireless signal coverage.
Colin over at Sudhian has written a brilliant article on wireless networking and security limitations which currently face it. He talks about "wardriving", a fascinating new term of driving around populated areas in your car looking for open wireless networks and borrowing their high-speed Internet connection, or peaking into their network, if you are into that type of thing.
Hmm, now I have an overwhelming desire to grab my notebook, installed with wireless adapter and Net Stumbler, and hit the road - *evil grins*.
We only want to surf the net, check e-mail and maybe download some MP3s. I attained speeds of 180k on my 300mhz iBook from the wireless T1 network at Starbucks, a good speed for any connection. OK, so I wasn't in Starbucks, I was in the parking lot in my car. There is another advantage of wireless; you don't have to go into Starbucks.More information @ Sudhian Media
This definitly falls into the "Geez this is cool" category:
SanDisk has unveiled a range of Compact Flash and Secure Digital cards that combine wireless LAN, or Wi-Fi, and memory in a single package.More information @ PC World
The integration of a memory function with a connectivity function will improve the versatility of the devices. Previously, if users were connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, they had to rely on the portable device's built-in memory as the Wi-Fi card occupied the slot where a memory card would usually fit.
Life is good, today's technology is even better... I setup my house with Wi-Fi 802.11 wireless networking today with products from Compex and Dlink. Right now I am sitting in the comfort of my lounge room typing on my Dell notebook with mp3's streaming straight through the air from my desktop PC with the wireless connection showing an "excellent" signal strength with the access point being about 10 metres away in the next room.
I ventured outside earlier and was able to maintain network connectivity up to about 60 metres away from my access point, but with a degrading signal strength scaling me down to around 2mbps.
This technology is damn cool if you ask me. Look forward to a comprehensive article on 802.11 networks over the next couple of weeks!