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Use a D-Link DWL-G122 USB WiFi Dongle - revisited
Authored by: berniedd on Sep 12, '06 09:20:54AM

My iBook is a G3 (336 MHz), now updated to OS X 10.3.9 (Panther) with 320 MB total RAM. The guy I was talking to at the computer shop said he has solved the problem of going wireless on an older Mac without a (costly) airport card.His solution is to use the Asus WL330G wireless accesspoint. He connects it to the laptop's Ethernet port via a supplied cable that makes the Mac think it is connected to a LAN. He then fired up his internet browser and typed in the URL of the WL330G (supplied by the device's documentation), and from which he could make the settings on the WL330G to connect to the area's hot spot. He says the beauty of the setup is there's no software nor driver to install and is compatible with any computer with an Ethernet port.

What do you guys think? I'm sorely tempted to go out and buy one but I'd like feedback on this thing first. Some Mac guy told me that this Asus device is not Mac-friendly as far as the settings are concerned.

BTW, I found a brand new D-Link DWL-G122 but it's a rev. C1, not a B1. I'd rather not buy it yet, as I'd like you guys to say if it'll work for me or not. For one, my system administrator may not probably want to change the password on the company machines just to fulfill the requirement for a 13-character password. Just in case he does cooperate, which option do you think is the better choice, if indeed the C1 version is okay for my system?

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