11Mbps SkyLINE Arrives

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Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
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Farallon Communications has announced the long awaited version of the 11 Mbps SkyLINE wireless PC card. Owners of Farallon’s 2Mb SkyLINE card will have the option to purchase the 11 Mbps SkyLINE card at a reduced price through Farallon’s direct upgrade program. Details of this upgrade will be made available when the 11 Mbps version ships.


Due to ship in April 2000, Farallon’s SkyLINE 11 Mbps Wireless PC Card is based on the currently shipping award-winning 2 Mbps SkyLINE solution. In addition, SkyLINE 11 Mbps comes with support for 40-bit WEP encryption and enhanced Control Panels for simplified configuration and management. As with the 2 Mbps version, SkyLINE 11 Mbps is compatible with Apple’s AirPort wireless solutions as well as other IEEE 802.11 DSSS compatible access points from vendors like Nokia, Lucent and Maxtech.

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SkyLINE 11Mb features 40-bit WEP encryption for increased security, Farallon test utilities and at-a-glance link LED to simplify troubleshooting, a unique Control Panel with real-time signal strength meter and network statistics, as well as dynamic configuration capabilities omitting the need for restart every time a change is made. Additionally, in order to get the maximum operating range, SkyLINE 11Mb will automatically step down from 11Mbps to 5.5 Mbps, 2Mbps and 1Mbps as users distance themselves from the access point.

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Macintosh PowerBooks that are supported are the 2400, 3400, G3 Series. Farallon states that Future support will include the: PowerBook 190, 1400, 5300 (Although we do not see any reason why these users are not supported now)

System requirements: Available Type II PC card (PCMCIA) slot Mac OS 7.5.5 or higher and OT 1.1.1

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