If you're interested in the latest, fastest wireless networking systems, read on. Intel's PRO/Wireless 5000 Access Point uses the 802.11a standard, aimed at providing high-speed cable-free network connections. Intel is the first vendor to submit 802.11a equipment to us for review, although other manufacturers are due to release products soon. The 802.11a standard uses the 5GHz radio band -- called the UNII spectrum in the US -- and has a raw data rate of 54Mbps. This is almost a five-times improvement over 802.11b wireless networking, in theory at least.