While browsing for a replacement work laptop, I've noticed that 802.11a is absent in all of the laptops I've been looking at except one. I saw "a" on an Intel Wireless NIC but I saw Realtek, Altheros and Broadcom has 802.11b/g/ and n only. I believe even some Apple MAcs don't have "a".
Is it because the Wireless NIC manufacturers are unwilling to get into a legal stouch with Australia's CSIRO?
Does anyone have any opinions?