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jrober
Feb 18, 2005, 03:07 PM
All,

I have a wireless set-up in my house and want to move my ethernet connected Blue Dalmatian iMac to another room where the ethernet won't reach. So easy I thought 1 x wireless card adapter, 1 x airport card but currently on e-bay the price is close to 100. Is there another less expensive way to make my iMac wireless but avoiding USB wireless dongles as I hear they are problematic.

I had heard that there was a viable Lucent wireless card but how else can i lose my blue Dalmatians wires?

Thanks in advance.

John

yippy
Feb 18, 2005, 03:56 PM
That can't be right. New Airport Express card from Apple is only $79 USD and what you need is the older version.

Look here (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4601&item=5166994081&rd=1) for an example of what you need.

You must be looking at the base stations not the cards for the computer.

yippy
Feb 18, 2005, 03:58 PM
I just realised, you will also need one of these (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=25436&item=5166986707&rd=1).

It is still a lot less than you have quoted.

jrober
Feb 18, 2005, 04:19 PM
Yippy,

Try ebay.co.uk Cards are 60-70+postage (5), adapters are 20ish + postage 2. Total around 100.

I can get cards new from a high street supplier (But not from Apple) for around 70, adapters are not avaliable new anywhere.

Everything is cheaper in the US especially at $1.8 to the 1 but most retailers won't ship here :-(

John

P.S. Woot just made regular with this post!

yippy
Feb 18, 2005, 04:42 PM
I knew it would be more, but not THAT much more. Isn't it almost double?

What about something like this? (http://www.pcwcomponentcentre.co.uk/invt/dgdk113dwlg810)

Hard to find but they are around.