Repurpose Apple TV 1 Wi-Fi Card

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Number6, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. Number6 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    #1
    Hi,

    recently I installed the Crystal HD card into my 1st generation Apple TV. Now I have an unused Wi-Fi card which got me thinking. My MacPro (early 2009, 2,66 Ghz Quard-Core Xeon) does not have an Airport Card built-in and I was wondering if I could use the old card and install it instead? This is more of a hobby project since the Mac Pro is currently on a wired connection, but it might come in handy should I decide to move it to another location.

    Anyone has any ideas about this? Google came up with nothing...

    Thanks in advance for any help!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #2
    It can be used in your Mac Pro without a problem. Just stick it in and connect the antennas. That's it.
     
  3. Number6 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    #3
    Thanks, that was quick! Is it exactly the same card that Apple would built in or do I need special drivers/tools?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Location:
    Inside
    #4
    Exactly the same. The Apple TV 1 runs Mac OS X, so all the drivers are already in the actual Mac OS X. The card is a standard run of the mill Apple Airport Extreme N card.
     

Share This Page