Smallest USB Wifi adapter

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by evoreaper, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. evoreaper macrumors newbie

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    For some reason my Late 2008 MBP no longer let's me use airport, bluetooth or iSight. MCC (Nearest Apple store/reseller) have said the entire display needs replacing at a cost of £500 plus labour. The bluetooth and isight I'm not too bothered about as I never use them, but as you can imagine the wifi is an issue.

    I'm planning on getting a usb wifi adapter but I'd like the smallest one possible so preferably I don't even have to take it out of my macbook, but I'm struggling to find one that im 100% is mac compatible.

    Something like this : D Link DWA 121 seems perfect but is apparently not Mac compatible.


    Any ideas?

    Cheers guys!
     
  2. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

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  3. PerformaGuy macrumors member

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    Bearextender might just what you are looking for. It's a made for mac high power wifi adapter: http://store.bearextender.com/products/bearextender-mini
     
  4. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Many WLAN adapters use Ralink or Realtek chipsets, which are (Mac) OS X compatible:
    http://www.mediatek.com/_en/07_downloads/01_windows.php?sn=502
    and
    http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=21&Level=4&Conn=3
     
  5. Obibob macrumors member

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    dwa-121

    hi i got my dwa-121 working with a combination of dwa-121 for mac & realtek ieee802.11b/g/n for mac
     
  6. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    @Rendergroup: This is a BT 4.0 adapter, not a WLAN (WiFi) adapter.
     

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