Wireless broadband for MacBookPro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by digitaldean, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. digitaldean macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Anyone utilize any wireless broadband cards that fit the ExpressCard/34 slot? Also any good experiences with wireless broadband carriers? Most of my travels would be to areas in the Midwest. (tried looking through Sprint/Nextel and Verizon's sites but wanted to get first hand experiences).
  2. englishspark macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2004
    Wireless Cards

    This might help.

    Take a look at the manufactuer of the cards, if OPTION is a candidate

    then take a look at their site OPTION.de or their partner site novamedia

    where you can buy the drivers. I know this is a less than cheap choice

    but has the huge advantage of being able to take one card out and put in

    another from a different network, they give you a demo so you can try it

    Hope this helps
  3. digitaldean thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Thank you, englishspark. Just went to novamedia's site. It definitely looks like a winner. Their card alone is approx. 339 euros or $459. Of course, the U.S. only supports EDGE and GPRS which cuts the download/upload speed by 2/3rds.
    I will have to see what I can dig out from domestic US carriers also.
    Appreciate the assistance on this, thank you!

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