USB Wireless Network Adapters?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Jack Imhoff, May 21, 2005.

  1. Jack Imhoff

    Jack Imhoff Guest

    Has anyone had any luck with USB wireless network adapters and OSX? I have a mini and don't want to spend the $130 to install the wireless/bluetooth accessory. I have looked all around and can't seem to find one that works with OSX.
     
  2. Furner

    Furner New Member

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    wireless bridge might be your best bet. there is one d-link adapter that will work with a mac, but i cant find any of them for purchase
     
  3. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    dlink dwl 122, plenty of them on ebay. got one for like ~30 shipped new. like most usb adapters it has shittier reception than a card. you have to use the latest driver (1.4.7) which can be found on macupdate.com. the driver fixes a lot of kernal panics, etc; but is not perfect. it will fuck up spotlight so its unusable but can be fixed easily
     
  4. Jack Imhoff

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    I might just spend the 130 and do it right then. I'll give the wireless bridge a try first though since I have an extra WAP lying around.
     
  5. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    the price is $99 installed at the store
     
  6. Jack Imhoff

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    The store near my house quoted me $99 for the kit and $30 install fee.
     
  7. TurboDerek

    TurboDerek My favorite meal is horsemeat and rice.

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    if it is a apple store $99+tax. no install fee at least in california
     
  8. Furner

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    if i only had an apple store around me......they are talking about putting one in at woodland in grand rapids, but not til christmas time at the earliest
     
  9. Jack Imhoff

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    I'm going to go to the mall tomorrow so we'll see. Hopefully i can get the install fee waived.
     

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