PCTEL Moves Corporate Headquarters to Chicago, IL

PCTEL Moves Corporate Headquarters to Chicago, IL

September 3, 2002

Company Opens New Corporate Office and Wireless LAN Software Center

CHICAGO, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leading provider of Internet access products and 802.11 mobility software, announced today that it has relocated its corporate headquarters to the O'Hare Plaza I office complex, 14 miles west of downtown Chicago and approximately four miles from O'Hare International Airport.PCTEL's new corporate address is 8725 West Higgins Road, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60631.

PCTEL previously maintained all corporate functions at its facility in Milpitas, CA, just outside of San Jose.The company plans to maintain its modem development, human resources, sales operations, and technical support groups in the San Jose area.The new Chicago facility will house corporate and administrative staff, sales, and the company's new wireless development group (WSG).PCTEL's WSG develops wireless mobility client software and 802.11 (Wi-Fi) infrastructure systems (e.g., Gateway and AAA Broker) that enable WLAN roaming.

The management team that PCTEL brought on late last year has its roots in Chicago, said Marty Singer, PCTEL's Chairman and CEO.Our acquisition of a Chicago-based wireless LAN products company resulted in the critical mass that justified the change in our corporate location.While we are committed to our modem development teams in Milpitas and Taiwan, the Chicago area is rich in the wireless technical talent that we will require to complete our transition to a wireless future, added Singer.

Over the past eight months we have worked hard to lower our cost of operation, stated John Schoen, PCTEL's COO and CFO.The relocation to the Midwest is consistent with those efforts and we are confident about reducing our facilities costs as we move into 2003, added Schoen.

The O'Hare Plaza I office complex is comprised of three office buildings totaling 474,000 square feet and is managed by Transwestern Commercial Services.


PCTEL, founded in March 1994, is a leading provider of innovative and cost-effective Internet access solutions.PCTEL's products include analog soft modems, DSP-based modems and WLAN hardware and software products, in particular, software that enables 802.11 roaming.The company is built upon a wide-ranging and comprehensive portfolio of more than 80 analog and broadband communications and wireless patents, issued or pending, including the key and essential patents for Host Signal Processing (HSP) modem technology.The company's products are sold to PC manufacturers, PC board and card manufacturers, wireless carriers, wireless ISPs, and system integrators. PCTEL headquarters are located at 8725 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631. Telephone: 773-243-3000. For more information, please visit our web site at: http://www.pctel.com.

About Transwestern Commercial Services

Transwestern Commercial Services specializes in corporate advisory, investment services, development, research, property and facilities management and leasing services for office, healthcare, industrial and retail projects with operations in 23 cities throughout the United States.In 2001, the company leased in excess of 20 million square feet, represented clients in $2.3 billion of investment sales and financing, has recently developed over 5 million of square feet in 23 projects and oversaw management of nearly 650 properties representing more than 100 million square feet.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the cost benefits to PCTEL associated with its relocation to the Midwest and the ability of PCTEL to hire and retain personnel to develop and support its wireless products and services. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, PCTEL's ability to maintain reduced facilities operating expenses and its ability to successfully attract and retain marketing and sales personnel, engineers and technical support staff with experience in the wireless technology business.In addition, readers are urged to review the risks and uncertainties in the company's business detailed from time to time in PCTEL's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and PCTEL disclaims any obligation to update or revise the information contained in any forward- looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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     John Schoen              Jack Seller
     COO/CFO                  Public Relations
     PCTEL, Inc.              PCTEL, Inc.
     773-243-3002             773-243-3016