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How to use a Zydas wireless device on a Mac
Authored by: jimpersonett on Sep 10, '07 04:40:27PM

Well I bought a ZyDAS stick for my AirPort equipped g-3 clamshell, both recently purchased off Ebay. The airport card works fine, but I am attempting to "dongle" the unit with a 20" satellite dish to enable the recipient to tag along onto weak neighborhood WiFi signal. (Its for a 72 yr senior citizen on extremely limited budget, & we will seek permission if I can identify the owner.)

I removed the Airport card and followed the Install guide carefully, but the connectivity is really STINKO. Worse than dialup. It will connect to some sites fine, like Google, Yahoo, etc, but some sites it just will not do, won't do jpeg files, and it is just 3 feet from the router. When ethernet cable is plugged in, it SINGS!

(Yeah, the limited clamshell 800 x 600 resolution makes for inability to view my entire setup page either)

Has anyone ever tried "dongle-ing" the airport card, i.e., hanging that little card up somewhere high for better reception? Is there a 6' or 8' cable that will accomodate that little card?? I've got a 20" cast-off satellite dish & the formula for optimal distancing.

thx jim




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