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Which Windows PC Card will work with Apple's Airport?

or should I just consider a third party wireless router and card....

note: office 3 macs and 1 pc desktop computer hooked up together with a HUB and a print server currently
 

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Any wireless card that is 802.11b/g compliant will work with Apple's AirPort.
 

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Thanks....

any special configuration required on the PC side? Any particular card brand to recommend? it's running win 98SE

since the rest of the computers are wired, I expect no issues. with the Airport...

any other reason to pay more for Apple's airport? Have a 12" PB planned this year...hence the preference for airport versus another brand of wireless router.
 

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If you look at the other threads around WiFi (there have been quite a few in the past week) you will notice that most members on ehMac seem to be using other brands of routers. My approach has been to get a router compatible with the PC card I was buying (I was running Win2k at teh time) for faster configuration. I then bought a PB12" with extreme and got full compatibility on the spot.

The bottom line is that everything is pretty much compatible with everything else. Make sure that you don't limit yourself by buying an 11Meg router: get a 54Meg one.
 

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Thank you again....

I guess i'll hit the future shops and see what the "rebate" combo special is....
 

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Stick to D-Link, also think about upgrading to Windows XP it's built in wireless support is pretty good. Perhaps the only thing that makes it worthwhile.
 

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it's an ultra light P2 300MHz...(2.9lbs)

so it has to run 98SE....even win2000 isn't recommended.
 
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