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Wireless Home Networking

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, April 12, 2000

A wireless network for your home. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a ThirdAge.com report on computers and technology. Why in the world would you want a computer network in your home? Well, if you have more than one PC, as more and more households do, a network lets you share a single Internet connection, share printers, drives and play multi-player games. The best and easiest way to do it with PCs is with home phoneline networking kits. They connect your computers using the existing phonelines in your home without tying up the lines. On the Mac side, Apple's Airport is simply amazing. A device that looks like a flying saucer wirelessly connects Macs around the house equipped with Airport cards. Now, there's a new, more affordable solution on the market from Intel. The AnyPoint Wireless Home Network. Intel's Ralph Bond...

"The new wireless line of products in our AnyPoint home networking line comprise two products. First, a little transceiver that would sit with your desktop computer that plugs into your universal serial bus connector in the back. And the other product is for laptop computers. It's a little PC card that slides into one of the thin, credit card sized slots in your laptop."

The card will sell for about 129 dollars and the desktop base is about 119. There's more information at AnyPoint.com. You can find us at ThirdAge.com. Bootcamp, I'm Fred Fishkin for CBS News.