Intel today announced the addition of key wireless capabilities for notebooks
based on Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology, including ease-of-use software,
advanced security features, and support for the three Wi-Fi standards. The new
tri-mode wireless module (supporting IEEE standards 802.11a, b and g) and
wireless software help make it faster and easier for end-users to set up a
wireless connection with any Wi-Fi network, at the maximum available data rate.

Along with the new Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection, Intel is also
delivering the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software version 9.0.
The technology detects and shows all available networks and offers advanced
profile management so users can more easily connect to different wireless
networks while at home, in the office or on the road. 
The Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection will be featured in Intel
Centrino mobile technology-based notebook PCs that will be introduced worldwide
beginning in September and continuing throughout the fourth quarter of this
year. In 10,000-unit quantities, the Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG network
connection is priced at $ 27.

Intel today announced the addition of key wireless capabilities for notebooks
based on Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology, including ease-of-use software,
advanced security features, and support for the three Wi-Fi standards. The new
tri-mode wireless module (supporting IEEE standards 802.11a, b and g) and
wireless software help make it faster and easier for end-users to set up a
wireless connection with any Wi-Fi network, at the maximum available data rate.

According to analyst firm Pyramid Research*, there could be as many as 700
million Wi-Fi users by 2007. However, even as Wi-Fi becomes increasingly
pervasive, the benefits and advantages of wireless computing are still clouded
by concerns of security and complexity. Intel has significantly improved several
key areas of wireless computing that help make connecting to standard Wi-Fi
networks around the world simpler and more secure.

"Wi-Fi networks continue to increase rapidly in number, but users still have
concerns about how hard it will be to connect and whether the network is
secure," said Jim Johnson, Intel vice president and general manager of the
Wireless Networking Group. "With this new addition to Intel Centrino mobile
technology, Intel is delivering sophisticated ease-of-use and security features
to enable a better mobile computing experience."

2915ABG Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection

Software Simplifies End-User Experience
Along with the new Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection, Intel is also
delivering the Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software version 9.0. The updated software
includes a tool called the Intel Smart Wireless Solution which is made up of a
configuration wizard, advanced troubleshooting and automated security set up.
The technology detects and shows all available networks and offers advanced
profile management so users can more easily connect to different wireless
networks while at home, in the office or on the road.

Additionally, Intel has worked with leading vendors to make it even easier to
get connected to the Internet. Intel has implemented the most current version of
Cisco Compatible Extensions* in Intel PROSet/Wireless Software version 9.0,
which delivers compatibility and interoperability with Cisco infrastructure.
Additionally, as a result of an agreement announced last year between Intel and
Linksys*, the two companies have co-developed a solution that allows Intel
Centrino mobile technology-based notebooks to locate an un-configured Linksys
access point and automatically guide users through a short and simple set-up
process.

Advanced Security for Wireless Users
To help protect end-users and keep corporate information safe, Intel has
included the latest wireless LAN security solutions in its new wireless
offering. For enterprise users, this module supports the new IEEE 802.11i
security standard, which offers the highest level of security currently
available. Enterprise users can also employ a single sign-on feature during
login to seamlessly authenticate users on the wireless network. Advanced
auto-detection and auto-select security capabilities make it easier for wireless
users to employ the highest available security settings. The technology
currently supports Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and WEP security, and is
expected to support WPA2, when available.

The Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection is the latest addition to
Intel Centrino mobile technology, which combines the Intel® Pentium® M
processor, the Intel® 855 chipset family and an Intel PRO/Wireless network
connection WLAN solution. Intel Centrino mobile technology enables integrated
wireless LAN connectivity, great battery life, lighter weight PC designs and
outstanding mobile performance.

Athens Hotspots
To continue to demonstrate the benefits of wireless computing and to celebrate
the launch of the Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection, Intel enabled
several 802.11a/b/g hotspots in Athens this summer for global travelers to
enjoy. Travelers and local residents are able to send photos, check e-mail, make
voice-over-IP phone calls worldwide and stay connected. Users of the 802.11a/b/g
hotspots enjoyed the benefits of a tri-mode solution, including high-speed
bandwidth, less interference and quicker connections using Intel PROSet/Wireless
Software version 9.0.

Pricing and Availability
The Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection will be featured in Intel
Centrino mobile technology-based notebook PCs that will be introduced worldwide
beginning in September and continuing throughout the fourth quarter of this
year. In 10,000-unit quantities, the Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG network
connection is priced at $ 27.