Proxim's a/b/g Card

Proxim's a/b/g Card. Proxim introduces Orinoco 11a/b/g ComboCard: The card comes in silver ($90) and gold ($110) flavors, perpetuating a distinction that's more confusing than necessary. The 802.11b silver and gold were 40 and 128-bit WEP, respectively. The ComboCard offers profiles and some kind of unexplained power management in gold (enterprise), and neither in silver (home). The power management appears to be TPC (transmit power control), one of two elements that are part of 802.11h, the European compliance extension for 802.11a. Oddly, the press release for this says that WPA certification will arrive in third quarter, while the Wi-Fi Alliance announced several WPA certified products from multiple vendors today…. [Wi-Fi Networking News]

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