The company is migrating from the HomeRF wireless networking standard to IEEE 802.11b – used in AirPort. The move will affect Intel's consumer-level wireless networking products as Intel already uses IEEE 802.11b in its corporate products, reports MacCentral.
Like Apple, Intel is a member of the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA), a 60-company strong industry group committed to promoting the standard. Other members include Sony, Toshiba, Lucent and 3Com.
HomeRF operates at speeds of 1.6Mb per second (Mbps) while AirPort (802.11b) can reach transfer speeds of up to 11Mbps.