Wireless broadband for MacBookPro

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

  1. digitaldean macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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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