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macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 5, 2002
Greenville, SC
I have a Mac Pro and need to get on a wireless network. Of course I don't have the airport card because I didn't want to wait for the BTO and never thought I'd need wireless for the desktop. Anyone know what will work aside from airport or where to get airport (apple store doesn't list anything for the mac pro).



macrumors 6502
Jun 20, 2007
You can either buy a legit Mac Pro Airport Card of Ebay or from a Brick and Mortar Apple Store, only problem is that they will insist that they have to install it.

Stores vary as to whether or not they will charge for this service.

Otherwise almost all wireless USB Dongles will work with Mac OS X.



macrumors 65816
Feb 1, 2002
Will they? I thought I read that very few actually worked.

That's my impression as well. USB devices require drivers. Some manufacturers have them, some don't. That's why I liked the ethernet based adaptor I used for a long time. no drivers required, so it will work with any OS and any computer. Down side is they require a power outlet (except one made by macsense that uses USB for power, but ethernet for the networking)


macrumors 601
Sep 15, 2006
New York City, NY
I have a spare Mac Pro 802.11b/g/n network card. I used it in my first gen MacBook for a few months. When I sold my MacBook, I put back the original 802.11b/g card and took out the Mac Pro card. If you're interested, I'm looking to sell it. I still have the original box and CD that it came with, too.


macrumors newbie
Jun 4, 2006
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macrumors newbie
Oct 11, 2008
Redmond, WA
Airport Extreme Card in Mac Pro

I had one installed in mine, $43 plus tax installed, he did it while I stood there at the Genius Bar, took all of 10 minutes. Of course they did accidentally disconnect my bluetooth so I had to drag thie beast up there twice, but it's pretty painless and cheap, I wouldn't bother with aftermarket.
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