Intel/Comcast to develop home network set
Intel Corporation and Comcast Cable Communications Inc. will develop a set of home networking products, and will jointly promote and market their respective products and services, the two report.
The system includes a new residential broadband gateway, wireless network adapter and cable modem, which would allow users to share a single broadband Internet connection, printers and drives, and transfer files between home.
The residential gateway provides broadband connectivity to all computers in a home via multiple networking technologies, including Ethernet and 802.11, and will include firewall and security software. The adapters will use the 11 Mbps 802.11b specification. Comcast has also agreed to test and develop requirements for a CPE-controlled cable modem.
The joint marketing effort will promote Comcast's broadband Internet service and Intel's Internet connectivity and home networking products.