Intel has used the platform of its developer conference this week to reveal a roadmap for future wireless connectivity that will take in at least three different types of broadband connectivity for PCs.
The WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) "standard" won't die:WAPI is a homegrown, proprietary encryption and authentication solution developed in part by the Chinese computer industry and in part by military- and government-controlled entities. WAPI has been slapped around by the ISO, in part because China's industry won't publish the spec. Problematic. A few years ago, WAPI was going to be required for all equipment sold in China, but high-level Bush administration negotiation apparently squashed that plan.
Meraki today introduced a three-radio draft 802.11n access point.