— Yahoo! News – Tech Titans Guarding Wi-Fi Secrets reports on second-generation WiFi access points:
Intel is taking a different approach with its “soft AP” — or soft access point — initiative. It is aiming to split an access point between Windows and a chip for 802.11 cards geared to real-time processing.
Compaq has offered a soft AP for a while, and it’s no big trick; Intel’s just has a slightly beefed-up chipset behind it, making every PC its own Access Point, and consequently building a denser mesh. That was the idea behind DCF all along. Good boys, Intel.