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Intel Delays Wi-Fi In Grantsdale Chipset

When PCs using Intel’s “Grantsdale” chipset launch next week, their ability to serve as a wireless access point won’t be made broadly available until as late as the fourth quarter, Intel officials said Thursday.

To enable the wireless access point, the Grantsdale chipset will require an Intel-specific PCI card that won’t be available until later this year, Intel officials said. OEMs that want to ship their own Wi-Fi-enabled desktops next week will have to buy their own components, and they won’t be able to connect to the Intel chipset.

Intel Corp.’s “Grantsdale” and “Alderwood” chipsets