updated 12:45 pm EDT, Mon May 18, 2009
Proxim ORiNOCO WiFi USB
Proxim Wireless on Monday announced the ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g/n USB adapter. The device is claimed to support data transfer rates of up to 150 Mbps when used with the company's AP-8000 and AP-800 access points. Dual internal antennas allow users to seamlessly move between 5GHz and 2.4GHz networks, while Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) is supported across the 5GHz bands. Data can be protected with 64- or 128-bit WEP, WPA and WPA2/802.11i security protocols.
The ORiNOCO requires Windows 2000, XP or Vista and is now available for $75. The package includes configuration software and a base stand with an integrated USB cable.