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PC Mag: Linksys Makes Wireless Affordable

PC Mag reviews LinkSys wireless Ethernet 802.11b standard adapter. What is noteworthy about it is the price: $130 for the wireless adapter and $250 for the access point. According to Bill Machrone, this is a steep decline from the days of $1000 access points and $500 adapters. What’s more, it can be used on either a laptop or a desktop. With costs declining so quickly, universal, affordable wireless data access in hospitals and clinics can’t be far off. At this price, technology like this in health care is likely to become as ubiquitous as telephones are now.