Seeking a USB WIFI adaptor for Macbook Pro 1,1 because internal WIFI is busted

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Renderz, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Renderz macrumors 6502

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    Feb 27, 2004
    #1
    Hi,

    I need some advice. On my recommendation I suggested to my friend she should buy a 1,1 MacBook Pro. It arrived this morning, however the WIFI very poor at picking up signals. I've looked for methods to solve this but without success.

    So...

    Can someone please suggest a USB WIFI adaptor that is compatible with Apple (ie has supported drivers).

    Many thanks!
     
  2. Jocelyn84 macrumors member

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    Feb 22, 2009
    #3
    Get a D-Link WUA-1340
    I originally bought it for my hackintosh, but I have tested on my Unibody MBP and it runs fine. The only thing is, that it won't run as an airport, and depending on which version of Mac os version you're running, you'll have to either get the driver/program from dlink site or ralink's site due to its chipset (RT257X). Just install the package, reboot, and its pretty self explanatory after that. :)
    Anyway, you can get the newer driver and program from http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=3

    And it looks like there's a new one on ebay for about 20 bucks after shipping... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...c0fd163&itemid=170417889205&ff4=263602_263622 :D Otherwise, it might run you about 30-40 new.

    PS To confirm its mac compatible, you can go to http://www.dlink.com/products/default.aspx?pid=WUA-1340&tab=3 but they only have 10.4 drivers on D-Link's site
     
  3. findnemo macrumors regular

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    Jul 28, 2006
    #4
    I use this.

    http://www.newertech.com/products/usb.php

    Expensive but since it was designed for a Mac, you know you won't ever have a problem with the drivers.

    It also works on windows 7 using bootcamp.

    I have a first gen mbp and I can never connect in my university and this thing picks up every single network.
     

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