USB wireless adapters

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by dave101, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2004
    I never plan on using 802.11G, so i am not going to spend the 140 CAD on a airport card. Is anyone having any luck with USB 802.11b adapters? Currently all the hotspots are B, and G may eventually catch on, but for now I’ll stick with B. any recommendations for wireless B routers as well?

    If anyone can offer any products, that would be appreciated.

  2. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2003
    PowerBooks do have PCMCIA Card slots. Just buy a standard WIFI card w/ Mac drivers. You're set!

    The advantage to Airport is the system integration (hidden, built in antenna, etc.).
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2004

    for an ibook, or 12 inch powerbook w/out the slot
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Remember, recievers that can take G are backwards compatable with B. G will eventually catch on, so don't worry about compatability.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2004
    D-Link, The DWL-122

    D-Link, The DWL-122 is a USB 1.1 wireless
    adapter connects to any available USB port on a laptop or desktop
    Windows and Macintosh-based computer and
    also includes a standard USB extension cable.
    The adapter works with Apple Mac OS X
    (10.2x) Jaguar or Panther. I have tested with my PB - works great.

    Online price anywhere between $39 to $50

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