Intel Wi-Fi Solution To Support Cisco

The support gives companies added assurance that their Intel-based devices will interoperate with Cisco Wi-Fi access points.
MANHASSET, N.Y. — Intel Corp. has announced it would support the latest version of Cisco Compatible Extensions in Intel's next-generation Wi-Fi solution, ensuring enterprises that Intel-based devices have been designed to interoperate with Cisco Wi-Fi access points.

Intel (Santa Clara, Calif.) is the first vendor to achieve Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 certification, with the Intel 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 to enhance security, mobility, quality of service, and network management.

"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, in a statement. "With this certification, future Intel Centrino mobile technology customers can be assured that their devices are designed to be supported."

The Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection with support for Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 will be available in the next-generation of Intel Centrino mobile technology, available in early 2006.

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