Starbucks WiFi – Airport is now dead


macrumors Core
Original poster
Aug 31, 2011
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Just a warning for those of you still using the original Airport card. Our local Starbucks has had A/B flavored WiFi for years, but it seems since last weekend they have now dropped A/B conectivity. This means anyone with the original Airport card is dead in the water unless you have a wireless G dongle.

I doubt this has hit all Starbucks yet, but be warned it most certainly will happen once Google comes in to your local Starbucks at some point.

Looks like I will have to go back to sharing my internet connection with my son.

Who knows how long we have for Airport Extreme.


macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2013
Elkton, Maryland
A good way to circumvent this is to get a good USB 2.0 wireless N dongle. I personally like the Netgear WNA1000m for its size, reliability, design, and affordability.
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