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Use a D-Link DWL-G122 USB WiFi Dongle - revisited
Authored by: christefano on Nov 01, '06 07:23:38PM

After my PowerBook's internal antenna and PC card bay both stopped working, I got a DWL-G122 to get online. Anything to keep this PowerBook alive! Unfortunately, I find the USBWirelessUtility interface to be absolutely horrendous. Clicks don't always register, the icons remind me of Windows 3.1, tabbing through textfields doesn't work, the list goes on. I also couldn't help but notice once when USBWirelessUtility launched and froze everything when I was at the OS X login window. I didn't know anything could get past the login window...

All that aside, it was cheap and it's given my PowerBook a slightly longer lifespan so I'm willing to bear with many of USBWirelessUtility's shortcomings. The icon had to go, however, and since the app needs to be running all the time for it to work (and is therefore always on my dock), I used a photo from D-Link's marketing materials to make a better application icon. Here it is in case anyone else would like it:

http://parahuman.org/images/USBWirelessUtility.zip (zip, 21.8k)



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