Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Adapter for Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ceres, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. ceres macrumors regular

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    Hello there,
    I have pretty weak reception with my APE card so I´d like to try a USB dongle.
    I have checked the offerings from Linksys and Netgear but none of them provide OS X support. Question is: Do I really need dedicated drivers or does OSX come with some that will work (like ndiswrapper on nixes)?

    Thank you!
     
  2. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    http://eshop.macsales.com/search/usb+wireless
     
  3. ceres thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for pointing me in that direction.
    Unfortunately, there aren´t any 5GHz on display.
    However, given the scarce options presented I might presume that OS X does in fact require specific drivers. What a pity.

    Edit: Asus USB-N11 seems to be decent for 2.4ghz use.
     
  4. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Every operating system requires drivers for hardware. OS X isn't special.
     
  5. NightSailor macrumors 6502

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    Wired versus Wireless

    You do know how easy it is to crack wifi don't you?

    I recommend wired. It is far faster, far more secure, and far more reliable.

    If you do use wireless, it should be carefully configured to limit access to your wired network.

    For more info do a search on wireless hacking
     
  6. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Ragging on wireless technology is counter productive to the thread topic. Please start a new thread for that.
     

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