Chipmaker plans wireless push onto desktops

Chipmaker plans wireless push onto desktops

Intel is building into a forthcoming microchip an ability to let desktop computers act as a hub in home and office wireless networks, taking aim at the market for stand-alone wireless access points.

While the move could simplify the process of setting up the networks, which use a popular networking technology known as Wi-Fi, it could be bad news for companies such as Cisco and Netgear, which sell wireless routers used in such networks for between $75 and $150 each, analysts said.

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News source: USA Today

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