December 21, 2001 10:04PM
Future Apple Hardware
edited January 2014
; Gigawire maybe advanced airport. Could be cool and it would explain clustering
Reply 1 of 4
December 22, 2001 12:01AM
Actually, this article over at osOpinion seems to believe it will be a high speed wireless version of Firewire, though his description actually of the Firewire protocol over the Airport protocol (802.11e).
Reply 2 of 4
December 22, 2001 12:07AM
I don't think this is faster Airport... Apple just updated the Airport basestations didn't they?
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December 22, 2001 11:47AM
"Gigawire" is owned by apple inc. and is listed in the trademarks database together with the description of s.th. wireless technology!! that is a fact... though i can't get more infos out of this description
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December 22, 2001 11:54AM
[quote]Originally posted by crawlingparanoia:
<strong>I don't think this is faster Airport... Apple just updated the Airport basestations didn't they?</strong><hr></blockquote>
I believe the update to Apple's current implementation of Airport mainly was a security update. I think it improved the level of encryption, allowed for AOL connections and some other minor improvements. This was not yet a move to a different, faster version of the 802.11 protocol.