Does anyone know if a laptop with the Centrino chipset automatically included the 802.11b wireless technology?
Here is the information from Intel regarding the Centrino Chipset.
Here is Tom's Hardware's take on the processor. You'll note in the first paragraph says that:
NOW....This laptop has a built in network adapter port but there is no mention of Wireless capability. Does anyone know if it is possible to enable the built in wireless or would I need to purchase a wireless card?lying beneath the Centrino, including the Centrino Mobile Technology, is a combination of the new mobile processor Pentium-M (codenamed "Banias"), the new Intel 855 chipset family ("Odem," "Montara-GM"), and a WLAN adapter in mini-PCI format called Calexico, which is based on the 802.11b/a standard. Only notebooks with this whole package have Intel's approval to carry the name 'Centrino Notebook.' As soon as one of the above is missing, it ain't Centrino no more