Apple: There's no "a" in Wi-Fi

Apple: There's no "a" in Wi-Fi

Post by Monty Solomo » Fri, 10 Jan 2003 14:46:20

By Ben Charny
Staff Writer, CNET
January 8, 2003, 1:51 PM PT

Apple Computer joined a growing band of companies giving the cold
shoulder to 802.11a, marking another setback for the wireless
standard designed to replace 802.11b as the * way to create
home and office wireless networks.

The Mac maker has no plans to make wireless networking equipment
using the 802.11a standard, Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of
worldwide hardware product marketing, said Wednesday. Instead, it
plans to add 802.11g technology into the next generation of its
laptops, he said.


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I have my laptop connected to a home wi-fi network which is 'always on'
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Find that my hd is active quite a lot, even while screen is in auto
dark mode, when laptop is not actively being used.

Usually have email and web browser open even while pc is in 'sleep

Do I need to close my web browser to keep HD from spinning
occassionally, while machine 'asleep'?

Hate to have to turn machine off to prevent frequent fragmentation.



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