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Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Arrow Wanted: Cardbus WiFi card for TiBook

I'm looking for Cardbus or even PCMCIA card that will fit into my Titanium Power Book G4. The plain old Airport card inside is only wireless b and doesn't like WPA2. So I'd like something a bit more modern that will work. As long as it wireless G or even wireless N; that'd be kinda cool it it was N...

I'm assuming people here would know if it works with a Mac a little bit better than "the guy on Kijiji thats never touched a Mac" would know
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Try this one. I bought this from Ebay. The version 3.000 uses a RaLink chip, and drivers for the Mac are available on their website. Look for the file STA_RT2860D-1.2.2.0UI-3.0.0.0_2010_05_18.dmg, which contains drivers for 10.5, 10.4, and 10.3. I've tried it, and it will give you wireless N. If it's easier, I can email the drivers to you; it's a small file.
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Try this one. I bought this from Ebay. The version 3.000 uses a RaLink chip, and drivers for the Mac are available on their website. Look for the file STA_RT2860D-1.2.2.0UI-3.0.0.0_2010_05_18.dmg, which contains drivers for 10.5, 10.4, and 10.3. I've tried it, and it will give you wireless N. If it's easier, I can email the drivers to you; it's a small file.
Thanks! Using that link I found one a few bucks cheaper at the sellers own site! I'll go check out the Belkin site in a bit
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Oh.. btw... do I need to pull the existing Airport Card out of the TiBook for the CardBus card to work?
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You'll find the drivers on Ralink's site. Look for the second one, the one for the RT2860. On the Belkin site, they don't list Mac support, but the Ralink drivers work. Once I installed the drivers, I then had to go to System Preferences and Network to get them recognized. I did pull the Airport Card, since I was in doing work anyway, but I think you can just disable it in software.
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Ok thanks! Buying one now! I'll post back with my experience with it.
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I bought two recently, and installed one in a Ti 1ghz (Leopard) and the other in a Ti 400 (Tiger). Both appear (so far) to be working well.
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Just got it in the mail and it works great! Took some doing to log onto my wifi (I forgot I canned the password!) But yeah other than that.... it gets a speed of about 21.5 Mbps compared to m MBP sitting a foot beside it who gets 21.8 Mbps.I'm pretty surprised at that actually! Great recommendation Mike!
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