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Older Macs may not have a slot for Apple’s AirPort Card, and even if yours does, you may want higher throughput than 802.11b WiFi offers – 802.11g will give you nearly five times as much bandwidth.
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These WiFi adapters may well cost less than an AirPort Card, which tends to sell in the US$50-100 range nowadays.
This page covers USB, ethernet, PCI, and other WiFi hardware that is compatible with the Classic Mac OS. A few of these devices are compatible with Mac OS 8.6; all of them are reported to work with Mac OS 9, and most also have drivers available for some versions of Mac OS X.
PCMCIA/PC Card WiFi adapters compatible with Mac notebooks are covered in WiFi PC Cards for PowerBooks Running Mac OS 9.
This information is adapted from Mac OS Wireless Adapter Compatibility List by permission of the author, who gives a “nod to the linux-wlan.org Adapter List for doing the heavy lifting.”
|Vendor||Type||Product ID||Interface||Chipset||OS Support||Driver(s)||Comments|
|Ambicom||802.11b||WL1100BCF||Comp. Flash||Prism2/2.5/3||9, 10.2-10.4||IOxperts|
|Ambicom||802.11b||WL1100CCF||Comp. Flash||Prism2/2.5/3||9, 10.2-10.4||IOxperts|
|Asante||802.11b||AL2001||USB||Amtel||9, 10.2-10.4||Belkin||Belkin drv With Asante VID|
|Buffalo||802.11b||WLICFS11G||Comp. Flash||Prism2/2.5/3||9, 10.2-10.4||IOxperts|
|Buffalo||802.11b||WLIPCML11G||USB (?)||Orinoco||9, 10.2-10.4||Ioxperts (10.2 and up), Macsense|
|Farallon (see Proxim)|
|Melco (see Buffalo)|
|Netgear||802.11b||MA101||USB||Amtel||9, 10.2-10.4||Belkin||Belkin drv. w/Netgear VID|
|Proxim||802.11b||PN474(Skyline USB)||USB||Amtel||9||Proxim||Belkin OS X drivers?|
|Z-Com||802.11b||XI300||PCMCIA||Prism2/2.5/3||9, 10.2-10.4||IOxperts, Macsense|
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searchword: os9wifiThanks for reviving the old DWL-G122 thread from a year ago and for the excellent summary! There are testimonials to the DWL-G122 at Amazon and numerous dongles for sale on ebay and a real need to sort out what works and what doesn't.
Some followup comments and questions:
1. One reason why you might be interested in a USB wireless antenna even if you've got a modern Mac with builtin wireless is that the reception on the Airport cards (at least in a titanium PowerBook like mine) is notoriously weak. There are lots of times when I get little or no reception and my pals with Dell laptops are doing great. I also want a cheap USB wireless device so I can play with gizmos like the famous Chinese cookware antenna.
2. Thanks for the warning that two antennas in use simultaneously can damage each other. But there's no problem as long as you turn off your built-in antenna before plugging in the USB one, right? Presumably you could avoid the problem by putting the USB antenna at the end of a cable, correct? How long would be far enough? And doesn't this problem also apply if people on two different laptops are working in close quarters?
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3. So the Ralink driver trick only works with the B1 version of the G122. What if you can locate an older A1 or A2 version? Will they still work on Mac OS X 10.4? There seem to be plenty of them on ebay, although a lot of the sellers don't say and probably don't know which version they've got. (The ones who do so are trying to cater to TiVo users, who also have dependencies on the G122 version.)
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4. Finally, are there any *other* USB wireless antennas which can be scrounged up cheap for use on a Mac? Don't answer that -- I'll start another thread.
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