Wireless Networking on a Lombard

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  1. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

    FadeToBlack

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    I am looking into buying a wireless card for my Lombard, since the Lombard isn't Airport-ready. The ones at my local Wal Mart aren't Mac-compatible, so I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on a card that would work with my Lombard? I am running Panther. By the way, the only places around here that would even carry wireless cards are Wal Mart and Radio Shack. I haven't checked Radio Shack yet, but I'd actually rather buy online. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. slefler macrumors newbie

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    In my Lombard I have a D-Link G650 Air-Link card. It works flawlessly. But you will need to buy a driver for it form Orangeware.

    http://www.orangeware.com/endusers/wirelessformac.html

    This setup is easy to use and the control panel has a nifty search for available networks feature.

    Other cards would probably work just as well as the D-Link, just check for compatiblity with the driver because the Apple drivers won't work with 3rd party cards.
     
  3. FadeToBlack thread starter macrumors 68000

    FadeToBlack

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    Cool. I'll just check out that Orangeware site and find one that's compatible with that driver. Thanks for the reply!!

    EDIT: Is this the card that you have? http://cgi.ebay.com/D-Link-DWL-650-...793047740QQcategoryZ64051QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I'd get the Sonnet Aria extreme if I were you; it's not dirt cheap, but for $60 you get a 802.11g card that needs no drivers at all--OSX recognizes it as a standard Airport card so long as it's in the slot when you turn the laptop on. I just put one in a Pismo a week ago, and it works perfectly.
     
  5. FadeToBlack thread starter macrumors 68000

    FadeToBlack

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    NICE. Thanks for the suggestion. That's exactly what I need.
     

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