The Intel® WiFi Link 5000 is a family of IEEE 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N¹ wireless network adapters that operate in both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz spectra. These adapters, available in both PCIe* Mini Card and Half Mini Card form factor deliver up to 450 Mbps of bandwidth² via features such as MIMO technology, 40 MHz Channel support, and Packet Aggregation.
The widespread acceptance of 802.11 Draft-N¹ products has been driven by users seeking to exchange information in a timely manner, stream High Definition (HD) video, and handle voice, video, and data traffic concurrently. This has led to the adoption of 802.11 Draft-N¹ as a key technology component in both Consumer and Enterprise notebook PCs. The Intel® WiFi Link 5000 Series Wireless Adapters incorporate this 802.11 Draft-N¹ technology with the Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 Series delivering leading edge bandwidths of up to 450Mbps².