The Intel Wireless Network Connection familya little more formally, the Intel PRO/Wireless network connection familyis an integrated wireless solution that is central to the Intel Centrino mobile technology platform and is Wi-Fi certified.
In addition, the Intel Wireless Network Connection family supports most industry standard wireless LAN security standards. Enabling software for these security standards is available.
The Intel Wireless Network Connection family features Intel Intelligent Scanning Technology, which reduces power by controlling the frequency of scanning for access points.
The Intel PRO/Wireless network connection works in concert with the other Intel Centrino mobile technology components to provide freedom and flexibility to work and play on the go without hunting for a phone jack, network cable, or plugging in a special card.
The Intel Wireless Network Connection family provides deployment flexibility and connectivity convenience by offering a choice of products including a single band (supporting 802.11b), a dual band (supporting 802.11a and 802.11b), and a dual mode (supporting 802.11b and 802.11g) product (the most common version you'll find today). In addition, a new variant member of the Intel Wireless Connection family is tri-mode, supporting all the current versions of Wi-Fi (802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g).
With throughput up to 54Mbps at 5GHz (802.11a) and 2.4GHz (802.11g), the Intel Wireless Network Connection family enables fast wireless network connections. The Intel Wireless Coexistence System helps reduce interference with certain Bluetooth devices. Power Save Protocol (PSP) is a user selectable feature with five different power states, allowing the user to make his own power versus performance choice when in battery mode. This feature supports the extended battery life benefits of Intel Centrino mobile technology.
The typical maximum indoor range for a member of the Intel Wireless Connection family with an ordinary wireless access point without an added antenna is between 100 and 300 feet.