Wireless Broadband Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Clifw1f, May 8, 2006.

  1. Clifw1f macrumors newbie

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    I've been trying to help a friend that's stuck with dial up. My friend lives in an area where cable and dsl are unavailable. (Satellite is a little too expensive).

    We've found that one of the cell phone companies has service with their high speed card (Sony/Ericksson) in the area but my friend has a G5 tower and an iBook and neither have the cardbus slot.

    I figure this isn't the first time this issue has come up so I'm looking around for solutions. I've checked the net for either a PCMIA to USB adapter (anything I found that sounds right isn't available anymore) or (and this would be the hands down winner) a wireless router that would take the Sony card and distribute the signal to both computers.

    Does anyone have any ideas or work arounds?

    Thanks.
     
  2. portent macrumors 6502a

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    You'd have to be pretty desperate, but you can get a wireless broadband router like this. It uses a CDMA PC card for the connection, and serves up an AirPort connection to the computer(s).

    I say desperate, because it's $280, plus service (Verizon or Sprint.)
     
  3. Clifw1f thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks . . .

    . . . it's a start. At least there is an answer. I was hoping there was a simple USB adapter that let you plug the card into a Mac without a card slot. . .

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll post any other solution we come up with. Heck, I'll even post if we use this solution.
     

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