For small business with up to 100 people, 3Com announced a new, easier-to-install wireless networking kit that will allow PCs and laptops to wirelessly communicate and share an Internet connection. The kit includes hardware, called an access point, that helps automatically configure PCs to the wireless network. 3Com is also shipping a new wireless PC card that includes an "xjack" antenna, which stores and protects the antenna inside the computer when not in use. The technology supports the 802.11B standard and runs at 11mbps (megabits per second).
The company also announced a new wireless networking kit for airports, hotels and other public spaces. The kit includes a tiny piece of hardware that will allow any laptop owner with an Ethernet card to connect to the wireless networks.