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Why Wi-Fi?

Because the computer industry is (and you soon will be) going wild over this newest way to access networks wirelessly

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Jeff Eller is no longer forced to squeeze out those last few minutes of work at the office before rushing to the airport. That's because he carries his office with him-or at least as much of it as he needs. That usually means his Apple PowerBook, which is equipped with an Apple AirPort Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network adaptor that can be used to log on to the wireless network transceivers at half a dozen of the nation's busiest airports.

"It's slicker than all get out," says Eller, managing director of Public Strategies Inc., a public affairs consulting firm in Austin, Texas. "Now I can go to the airport two hours in advance, avoid traffic and still have the bandwidth I'm accustomed to."

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