Category Archives: Intel

Intel Modifies Wi-Fi To Add Mileage

Intel is working on a form of long-distance Wi-Fi, which would allow users to get signals within a 100-kilometer radius. According to Intel Research Berkeley director Eric Brewer, the technology uses “regular Wi-Fi hardware but with modified software.” The new technology is intended for emerging markets, where communications systems remain lacking in villages. Intel plansContinue Reading

Intel Eases Wi-Fi Interference From 802.11n Chips

Michael Chen, Intel’s Asia-Pacific director of embedded sales group, clarified that the new 802.11n Centrino chips will not support channel bonding if they run on the 2.4GHz spectrum. The said function involves using two channels in the WiFi spectrum to enable higher data transmission, as compared to current WiFi technologies that employ only one channel.Continue Reading

Intel Bumps Centrino Wi-Fi To 802.11n

Intel is upgrading its Centrino Duo laptops’ wireless component to enable connection based on the recently approved draft 802.11n specification. The company plans to offer an 802.11 a/b/g/Draft-N PCIe Minicard network adapter card that can work on both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz spectra. It claimed that the new device can improve performance five-foldContinue Reading

Intel To Launch 802.11n Wi-Fi Chipset Next Week

Intel is ready to release its new WiFi chipset code-named Kedron to the market. The firm originally planned to launch the product along with its new mobile chipset code-named Santa Rosa in the second quarter of 2008. Kedron’s 802.11 n draft-capable version will be named “WiFi Link 4965 AGN” while the non-draft n capable variantContinue Reading

Qualcomm’s WiFi Joins With Airgo To Battle Intel’s WiMAX

Qualcomm is buying Airgo Networks and announced plans to market the latter’s so-called “802.11n Draft 2.0-compliant” chipset. The said silicon is due to make an appearance at CES 2007 in Las Vegas. Some analysts believe it will not be an easy road for Qualcomm. At the moment, some 370 technical issues beset Draft 2.0 andContinue Reading

Intel Rolls Out New WiMax Chipset

In Hong Kong, Intel showed off its WiMax Connection 2300 chipset, which it embedded in a Intel Centrino Duo-based computer with WiMax, WiFi and high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) 3G capabilities. The silicon, according the company, can extend the range and capacity of wireless networks. DataComm President Ira Brodsky lauded Intel’s move to combine WiMaxContinue Reading

Intel To Add Prestandard 802.11n To Centrino In ’07

At the IEEE Globecom 2006 Expo in San Francisco, Intel announced plans to integrate a pre-802.11n technology in its Centrino chips next year. The 802.11n standard, which promises better performance than the current WiFi technology, is not likely to be ratified until the first half of 2008. Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney expressed concerns regarding decisionsContinue Reading

Intel Touts WiMAX As Fix For India’s Digital Divide

Intel Corp. chairman Craig Barrett sees WiMax as a solution to India’s digital divide. Barrett said WiMax “is relatively inexpensive and relatively simple” and therefore “ideal for rural environment where there is limited infrastructure in place.” He made these remarks following his tour of Baramati, a town that Intel adopted under its World Ahead Program.Continue Reading

Intel’s Next-gen Notebooks To Feature Nokia Chip

Intel looks to introduce Nokia’s 3G chip and improved graphics support for Microsoft’s Windows Vista in its next-generation motherboards for notebooks. According to Dadi Perlmutter, who heads Intel’s mobility group, the Santa Rosa package will hit the market in the first half of next year. The company also plans a 2007 release for a newContinue Reading

Intel Superfast Wi-Fi Faces Microsoft Vista Overload

Intel plans to incorporate 802.11n into the new version of its Wi-Fi/WiMax chipset. Kedron is expected to be five times better, with data throughputs that are 30 times higher than the 2003 version. The company is now conducting a cooperative testing with major LAN networking suppliers, namely Netgear, D-Link, Linksys and Buffalo, to ensure interoperabilityContinue Reading

Intel Goes To The Max On WiMax

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced that the company will integrate WiMax into its 5th generation Centrino chips by 2008 as part of its goal to make the technology as ‘ubiquitous’ as WiFi. In view of plans by Sprint and Clearwire, Otellini believes WiMax will virtually extend overContinue Reading

Intel Plugs WiMax In The Jungle

Intel has brought WiMax to Parintins, an isolated city of 114,000 on an Amazon Basin island in Brazil. According to the company, the new network, which covers two schools, a hospital, a community center and a university, is expected to serve about 1,500 students and 10,000 community residents. Prior to this project, users can onlyContinue Reading

Intel Hopes New WiMax Will Reverse Drop In Sales

Intel is banking on WiMax to boost its declining sales. The company will provide the technology to Sprint Nextel Corp., which announced that it will spend $3 billion to create a new network based on the standard. Intel saw a 13 percent annual increase in sales due to its Centrino chips between 2003 and 2005.Continue Reading

Intel Hopes To Bring WiMax To Southern Europe

Intel is persuading at least six operators in Southern Europe to deploy WiMax. The company is also talkng with Orascom in the hope of convincing the Middle Eastern mobile phone operator to use the technology. It has recently entered into an agreement with Sprint Nextel, which makes it the supplier of equipment for the newContinue Reading

Warning: Your Wi-Fi Is Vulnerable To Attack

At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, two researchers showed how criminals can attack laptops due to a flaw in WiFi card software. David Maynor of SecureWorks and independent researcher Jon Ellch, aka Johnny Cache, opted for a video presentation instead of a live demo so as not to provide too much informationContinue Reading