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I've been looking at these cards by D-Link,
Especially this one The AirPlus Xtreme G-DWL-G650

The spec's look great with the ability to view streaming
MPEGs, However...I'm not sure if this will work that well
with my Lombard 333 running Jaguar 10.2.6.

I can't seem to find any Mac information. :(
I wonder what it's like War driving with this card.

Dave :cool:

[ November 23, 2003, 08:23 PM: Message edited by: dolawren ]
 

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dolawren, I bought this very card for my Lombard G3 bronze powerbook.

I also returned it because it does not work with Mac according to the chap who took it back. The guy who sold it to me assured me it would.

The former told me it does not have a Mac driver.

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Dave - You do know that all it is a 802.11 card, that can handle compressed data giving you faster speeds. It isn't standard so it may cause conflicts easily if enabled.

Here is D-Link's list of Mac Compatible products. (All their routers, and some cards.) And as far as I can tell, there aren't any drivers for the Mac for that specific card.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys,
I'll keep searching for the combination I'm looking for.
Perhaps the Lucent cards might have what I'm looking for,
Ebay is having a lot of bidding wars for them lately.

It's a shame that one won't work,
Guess I'll have to settle for a lower 22 to 54 mbps card.

Cheers!

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Not looked at all the specs, but a few Cos have been putting these out. The one think that I have noted is that some of them (routers) must be paired with the same Wifi card. That was - by their acct - the only way that they could take adv of the 108 Mbs. I'm still cool with my 802.11b. ;)

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I've decided to forget these cards and the Lucent cards,
I'm going to go with just the D-Link line of equipment.
I just bought a wireless access point from eBay for a
fraction of what they want at the D-Link online store:

Over priced D-Link access point

Now all I need is to pickup a D-Link PCMCIA card from
Radioshack, They're on sale this month.

Cheers!

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I'm a little mixed up about these two cards for my Lombard,
One is on sale at Radioshack, It's the DWL-G650+.

However I was told that the DWL-G650 will work with the
access point setup that I am getting. Trouble is, Will the
DWL-G650+ work the same as the DWL-G650?

Anyone have this card?

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I found the PCMCIA card that I need and it isn't a D-Link,
After doing a massive search of the Apple web site and
searching through the PCMCIA compatible cards I found the
Asante FriendyNet card.

It works with Airport and OSX 10.2.6

FriendlyNet PCMCIA card

Trouble is...It's on back order :(

Now I'll have to try searching the net for one that's either
close by or cheaper than the Asante web store.

Edit:
I just found the last cards available in the U.S. on eBay.com


Dave :cool:

[ November 23, 2003, 07:21 PM: Message edited by: dolawren ]
 

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That's it...I got it!!!
I bought the FriendlyNet PCMCIA card that will work with
my Lombard and it is compatible with Apple's Airport
software with OSX 10.2.6.

Coffee time...Where's my Noisette?

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Please post up a review after you've tried it a while. I haven't tried the new Asante's but I was not impressed with the old 802.11b PC Card. It did not work well in my GF's lombard. I have heard the new ones are much better but I'd be interested in hearing how it works for you
 

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Please post up a review after you've tried it a while
I most certainly will,
I saw the older FriendlyNet cards on the Internet but I
wasn't impressed with them, Even though the older cards
will work with OS 8x-9x.

The spec's on this card are really impressive because when
networks start getting faster this card will already be up to
date to the future 54mbps standard.

As a side note,
I saw this card at Macwarehouse but they wanted $219. cad
for it, Where as in the U.S. I found it for $69. u.s.d. + shipping.

Another side note
The Lucent cards are hard to find, There were some on eBay
and these guys had them but were out of stock:

wegenermedia

But even then...I would prefer the faster card anyways.

Cheers!

Dave :cool:

[ November 24, 2003, 11:27 AM: Message edited by: dolawren ]
 
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