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Replace a broken AirPort slot in older PowerBooks
Authored by: Fanglord on Nov 15, '05 10:53:28AM

Why not just buy a pcmcia wireless card? You can pick them up for about $10-20. It's a lot cheaper than an adapter for your airport card. Also, they're 802.11g, 5 times faster than the old airport cards. Check out dealmac.com for the best prices (I don't have any connection to them other than as a satisfied visitor to their site). Search pcmcia and 802.11.



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That's Exactly What the Aria Extreme Is
Authored by: Makosuke on Nov 15, '05 05:11:53PM

Um, that's exactly what the Aria Extreme is--an 802.11g CardBus card. What makes it different from other brands is that it's the same chipset Apple uses for their Airport Extreme cards, so the Mac recognizes it as if it were a built-in card.

You can, of course, save money by getting a different brand, and it'll probably work perfectly, but Sonnet's card is a safe bet if nothing else, and it works fine in the couple of PB's I've installed them in.



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Motorola
Authored by: Etnier on Nov 16, '05 06:15:56AM

This subject is being discussed at MacIntouch as well. Someone there recommended the Motorola WN825G (802.11g) and I found one at shentech.com for $20.63 USD shipped! Works like a charm: much better than TiBook internals because the two antennaes are built into the module and sit outside the chassis of the computer.

http://broadband.motorola.com/consumers/products/wn825g/default.asp
http://www.shentech.com/wn825g.html



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