It's Final: No Wi-Fi In "Grantsdale" ChipsetBy Mark Hachman | Posted 2004-09-24 Email Print
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Intel Corp. has decided not to enable the wireless access-point functionality in its Intel 915/925X "Grantsdale" chipset, a company spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon.Intel Corp. has decided not to enable the wireless access-point functionality in its Intel 915/925X "Grantsdale" chipset, a company spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon.
Intel decided to phase out the once heavily-touted feature because of the prevalence of low-cost access points available from third parties, spokesman Dan Snyder said. Snyder called the move a business decision, and not one of the slip and missteps that has plagued Intel this year.
"Basically we talked to a lot of OEM customers, and they told us that they didn't need this feature at this point," Snyder said. "So many wireless APs are out there, and they're essentially free" when purchased in conjunction with DSL or cable service from an ISP, he said.