SD slot wireless modem (3/4G or LTE) does it exist?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Ohlias, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Ohlias macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    Ive been searching high and low, is it possible to obtain a wireless modem that will function in the sd card slot?

    I have a USB one right now, but would rather use the SD slot. Any suggestions?
     
  2. sk8r1230 macrumors 6502

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  3. kyjaotkb macrumors 6502a

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    Apple SD slots don't support SDIO so you won't be able to find what you're looking for.

    USB or Bluetooth are your only options - aside from a Mifi.
     
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  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    It's too small. You can look at teardowns of USB dongles or MiFi devices and the circuitry is much bigger and thicker than a full-size SD slot.
     
  6. Mr-Smith macrumors newbie

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    I know this is an old thread, but there may be some hope. Try searching for the Huawei E2131 UltraStick Wireless 3G SD Modem. I'm not sure if this ever sold or not but it's an answer to your question.
     
  7. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I like bluetooth tethering with my iPhone. Has been very handy at times when my home internet has gone down, and I feel more secure using my phone's LTE connection instead of public wifi hotspots while travelling. :)
     

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