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See here for details. Interesting pricing - only about $140 for a wireless access point. Could do the home wireless market a lot of good...


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Sep. 20th, 2002 12:16 am (UTC)
Re: I'm falling asleep here
It's the price point, the brand recognition, and the easy to configure solution - think of it as an Airport for a Windows PC (look at the difference between setting up an Apple Airport using a Mac to setting up an Intel AP with Windows!). It also shows that MS is commited to broadband and wireless networking - which should encourage other developers to roll out lower priced wireless solutions...
Sep. 20th, 2002 02:07 am (UTC)
Close but....
The price pointing isn't that good. Looking at the PC card prices, they feel higher than other vendors...

The lack of an 802.11a offering or upgrade path is conspicuous by its absence.

Sep. 20th, 2002 10:41 am (UTC)
Re: Close but....
802.11b is mass market - 802.11a is way high end still. MS are doing this to get the market ready for Smart Displays (Mira) and TV Centre (Freestyle) nad they want it to look affordable
Sep. 20th, 2002 05:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Close but....
The prices don't make them look like they are pushing the affordability edge at all. The rest of the markets already done that pretty well.

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