Some new vPro platforms heading our way in 2013 may not have LAN port on-board, therefore only WLAN will be available. This configuration implies of course that Intel AMT will connect via WLAN only.
In general, LAN-less platforms are becoming common in the emerging Ultrabook segment, as Ultrabook requirements put limitations on traditional LAN solutions both in power consumption and in physical size. While the LAN solutions are evolving to handle those new requirements (still LAN is the most reliable and fast communication method in wide use) there are vPro Ultrabooks with WLAN only, and more platforms are anticipated.
Most capabilities of vPro platform are available on the WLAN only systems, including security use cases and the majority of automation use cases. I would like to take this opportunity to remind the AMT IT manager of the key differences between LAN and WLAN in terms of AMT usage:
** Note: Usage of a docking station that makes AMT available through Intel LAN is not considered as WLAN only as long as system is docked.