AMD 3800+ X2, Shuttle SD11G5 XPC
Sorry folks, no more game reviews today. But, we still have plenty of hardware bits to go around. Enjoy!
Intel's Next-Generation Wi-Fi Solution To Support Cisco Compatible Extensions
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced that it will support the latest version of Cisco* Compatible Extensions in Intel's next-generation Wi-Fi solution, providing enterprises the assurance that Intel-based devices have been designed to interoperate with Cisco Wi-Fi access points.
Intel is the first vendor to achieve Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 certification, with the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection. The Cisco Compatible Extensions program sets criteria so that client devices can be designed to be interoperable with a Cisco WLAN infrastructure and optimizes Cisco innovations for enhanced security, mobility, quality of service, and network management. Through the Cisco Compatible Extensions program, Cisco Systems demonstrates its commitment to supporting standards and to providing pre-standard features to fulfill customer requirements.
"Cisco Compatible Extensions is a valuable tool for enterprises wishing to ensure that user devices are designed for interoperability and to take advantage of the latest standards in security and manageability," said Jim Johnson, vice president and general manager of Intel's Wireless Networking Group. "With this certification, future Intel Centrino mobile technology customers can be assured that their devices are designed to be supported."
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