Belkin PCI??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by crazysaxchris, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. crazysaxchris macrumors member


    Sep 24, 2005
    Today I was at Walmart (I HATE THAT STORE< I HATE IT I HATE IT< I HATE IT >i HATE IT) AND I SAW A BELKIN pci WIRELESS adapter, it was only 35.00, I was wondering if that would work wiht my mac?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Belkin, if memory serves, usually says on the box whether something is Mac compatible or not. But as always, the easiest way to check is to hop over to the manufacturer's site and see if they have more information, or Mac drivers, or the manual says something.

    I assume, for example, that what you saw was this:

    ...which, if you look at the drivers section, only has Windows drivers.

    So, no.
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    The cheaper one doesn't work, but the one labeled 125 HSM does work and is recognised as an Apple card, despite the documentation not mentioning Apple at all. I should mention that because there are no special drivers for it, it won't work in 125 Mbps mode but 54 Mbps isn't so bad compared to being tied down to an Ethernet cable.

    I'm currently using one as a software basestation in my PowerMac dual G4/800 so my PowerBook can be anywhere in the house. I've got another one for the PowerMac G3/800.

    By the way, since they're clearing out the HSM stock for the Pre-N/eventual 802.11n products, they've had really good pricing on the HSM cards. I got one for $40.
  4. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

    Sirus The Virus

    May 12, 2005
    Seams like you enphasized the fact that you hate Walmart more than the actual question.

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