Free At Last

Shopping List

MANUFACTURER/MODEL/
PHONE NUMBER/WEB SITE

PACKAGE
CONTENTS
DATA RATE/RANGE/
FREQUENCY
CARD PRICE
(STREET)
SPECIAL
FEATURES
BASE STATION
AND SOFTWARE
PRICES (STREET)
APPLE
Airport
(800) 538-9696 www.apple.com
1 card11Mbps/
300 feet/
2.4Ghz
MacIntosh/
802.11
$99Base Station
$299
COMPAQ
WL100, WL200
(281) 514-0484 www.compaq.com
1 card (WL100, PC) or
1 card (WL200, PCI)
11Mbps/
300 feet/
2.4Ghz

Windows 95, 98
NT 4.0, 2000, CE/
802.11

$199Software
WL300: $125
Base station
WL400: $899
DELL
Wireless Home, LAN
(800) 338-8542
www.dell.com
1 card11Mbps/
150 feet/
2.4Ghz

Windows 95, 98
802.11

PC card: $179
Notebook card: $139
N/A

DIAMOND
HomeFree Desktop Pac
(800) 468-5846
www.diamondmm.com

2 cards1Mbps/
150 feet/
2.4Ghz ISM Band

Windows 95, 98/
propriety technology

$149.95 (for package)N/A
INTEL
AnyPoint Wireless Home Network
(877) 649-5817
www.intel.com
1 card & cabling1.6Mbps/
150 feet/
2.4Ghz

Windows 95, 98/
HomeRF

PC card: $119
Notebook card: $129
N/A
NETGEAR
Wireless Adapter
(888) NETGEAR
www.netgearinc.com
1 card11Mbps/
200 feet indoors,
300 feet outdoors/
2.4Ghz

Windows 95, 98/
proprietary technology

PC card: $249N/A
PROXIM
Symphony Cordless Card
(800) 229-1630 www.proxim.com
1 card1.6Mbps/
150 feet/
2.4Ghz

Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0
Open Air

PC card: $129
Notebook card: $149
N/A
SOHOWARE
CableFREE
(800) 632-1118 www.sohoware.com
1 card2Mbps/
250 feet/
2.4Ghz

Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0/
802.11

PC or notebook card: $189NetBlaster
base station:
$299
WEBGEAR
AviatorPro
(408) 271-9888 www.webgear.com
1 card2Mbps/
250 feet indoors/
2.4Ghz

Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, 2000/
802.11

PC card: Varies
Notebook card: $80
N/A
ZOOM TELEPHONICS
ZoomAir Wireless Networking Card
(800) 631-3116 www.zoom.com
1 card11Mbps/
300 feet indoors/
1,000 feet outdoors/
2.4Ghz

Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0/
802.11 DSSS

PC or PCI card: $179AP 128 (access point):
$699
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