Atheros announces two chipsets featuring technologies to extend the range and reduce the power consumption of 802.11 wireless networks. The Atheros chipsets use eXtended Range technology. The chipsets provide integrated wireless network management capabilities, including Wake-on-Wireless and Wake-on-Theft. These features enable users to remotely manage their wireless devices and raise an alert if they are stolen. The AR5004G supports 802.11b and 802.11g in the 2 GHz band from 2.300 to 2.500 GHz. The AR5004X adds support for 802.11a in the 5 GHz band from 4.900 to 5.850 GHz. The AR5004X meets international requirements for WLAN operation based on the draft 802.11h and 802.11j standards. Both chipsets include support for emerging security standards such as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and draft 802.11i Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and draft 802.11e Quality of Service enhancements.
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