WI-FI USB dongle for MAC PRO ....?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    Is there a WI-FI USB dongle for the mac pro TOWER ?

    and could you also use this same device on a macbook pro ?

    sometimes i work on Mac Pro's that don't have wi-fi in them...
    it would be nice to bring along a little usb dongle that could connect me.....
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    It's very very rare, but there are a few wifi usb sticks out there that are mac compatible, search for them and you'll find them.
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    can you use any wi-fi usb stick for a Mac Pro,
    or are there specific PC ones, that only work with PC's ?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're going to need to get a Mac specific one unless you plan on using the dongle only in Windows.
     
  5. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    that's funny. i thought the 802.11 standard was cross platform ??
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The 802.11 standard is. The hardware for it still requires drivers.
     
  7. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone.

    I use a Sitecom Wireless Network Adapter 54g Turbo with my Mac Mini G4.

    http://www.sitecom.com/drivers_result.php?groupid=5&productid=526

    It works absolutely fine apart from the fact that you have to enter your security key every time that you switch your Mac on.

    I'm running Tiger 10.4.11 but will be getting Leopard this week (and hope it still works).
     

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