Pismo Wireless card

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blindtheater, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. blindtheater macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2006
    i have recently acquired a pismo powerbook running os 10.4.8 and i am looking for a compatible wireless card that i can use in the pc slot. i would greatly appreciate any help in finding a card as i am in dire need to connect to the internet at my university.

  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601


    Nov 16, 2004
    They have an internal wireless slot and antenna system which you can fill with an Apple Airport 802.11b card.


    It goes under the keyboard.
  3. blindtheater thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2006
    is there a cheaper alternative? those apple branded cards still run quite a bit of money.
  4. Nuc macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2003
    When I had my Pismo I used a D-Link DWL-G650X. It worked well. It works in Tiger as well. Not sure if they sell them anymore but amazon has them in the used section: Link

    There may be others out there as well.


    Edit: Post 500. Only took me 4 years to get there.... YES!
  5. Snide macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    Get An Original Airport Card - You Won't Regret It!

    Yes, while it's possible to use the Buffalo and certain Belkin wireless cards
    (which work natively with apple drivers with their Broadcom chipsets), consider this:

    I put two Pismo's side by side. one with an Airport card, and the other with a Belkin
    card in the Cardbuss slot. Using iStumbler's signal gauge, one Pismo was at 95%
    while the other was around 10%. Can you guess which was which?
    The airport card makes use of the built-in antennae which goes around the circumference
    of the display lid. Last I checked, you could get an original Airport card off E-bay
    for $50 - $55 (plus shipping). Get an Airport card!!
  6. princealfie macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2006
    Salt Lake City UT
    Uh, they are like $89 which is pretty cheap by now. :rolleyes:
  7. blindtheater thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2006
    is there a noticeable difference between the b and g standard when it comes to web surfing and downloading small files?, thats all i need to do at school anyways.

    P.S. 89 dollars is a lot of money if youre a college student on financial aid. but im willing to spend it if thats what it takes.

    thanks for the help.
  8. Snide macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    As I posted above, original Airport cards on E-bay go for $50 - 55.
    Check the Completed Items listings and see for yourself
    (and then buy one). :cool:

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