Intel has announced that its forthcoming WiFi Centrino chips would support the latest version of Cisco Compatible Extensions. This will ensure Intel-based enterprise devices would be interoperable with Cisco Systems WiFi access point.
Intel is the first vendor to achieve Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 certification, with the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection. Cisco’s Compatible Extensions program sets criteria so that client devices are designed to be interoperable with a Cisco WLAN infrastructure.
The Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection with Cisco support would be available in the next version of Intel Centrino, available in early 2006.