PCI Express Adapter provides secure wireless connectivity.

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Intended for ThinkPad notebooks, Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Mini-PCI Express Adapter enables connectivity to existing 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g networks and offers data rates up to 54 Mbps in 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. Adapter supports most encryption protocols and is compatible with Access Connections, which automatically manages all networking connections. Applications include multimedia delivery, IP telephony, and large file transfers.



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The Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Mini-PCI Express Adapter Offers High Performance and Improved Mobility



The Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Mini-PCI Express Adapter provides secure wireless connectivity with maximum flexibility and performance for wireless-upgradable ThinkPad notebooks. This Mini-PCI Express adapter is based on three Wireless LAN (WLAN) standards: IEEE 802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11b. It offers data rates up to 54 Mbps in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. Features include:
Data transfer rates of:
6 Mbps to 54 Mbps for 802.11a
1 Mbps to 54 Mbps for 802.11g
1 Mbps to 11 Mbps for 802.11b
802.11a, 802.11g, and 802.11b seamless roaming and manual selection mode
Mini-PCI Express form factor
The following wireless encryption protocols are supported.
WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, Cisco LEAP, EAP-TTLS, EAP-TLS, PEAP-MS Chap-V2, PEAP-GTC, and EAP-FAST, CKIP, LEAP+TKIP, AES, and WMM

For technical support:
Call the Support Center at 800-426-7378
or
Request technical information via the Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/think/support

Overview
Lenovo(TM) continues to enhance its Wireless LAN Mini-PCI adapter offerings with the Intel(TM) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Mini-PCI Express Adapter. This offering lets you upgrade to the latest Intel Wireless LAN technology on select wireless-upgradable ThinkPad® models.

Whether you work from the office or on the road, this option enables connectivity to existing 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g networks5. It improves mobility and provides the performance necessary for high-bandwidth applications such as:
Multimedia delivery
IP telephony
Large file transfers
In addition to offering high performance, this Wi-Fi adapter card is compatible with Access Connections, which automatically manages all of your networking connections in one utility.
Wireless security is important, and the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Mini-PCI Express Adapter supports most encryption protocols so you can connect to corporate networks easily and securely.

Compatibility with the 802.11b and 802.11g protocols allows you to leverage the large install base of 802.11b technology. You also benefit from higher data rates up to 54 Mbps when connecting to an 802.11g- or 802.11a-based access point.

Planned availability date
February 14, 2006

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