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USB WiFi adapters that work with Mac Mini

 
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monty77
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:08 am    Post subject: USB WiFi adapters that work with Mac Mini Reply with quote

Anyone? I have a couple of netgear USB adapters (WG121) but dont see any Mac drivers on the Netgear website.

Anyone know which (if any) USB adapters are supported ? Or do I have to go the airport route?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if they'll work. I bet you'll have to end up going the Airport route. Are there any Linux drivers out there for them?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

idave wrote:
I'm not sure if they'll work. I bet you'll have to end up going the Airport route. Are there any Linux drivers out there for them?


As I feared.

Think I'll just run it wired for a while - I'm buying one just to test out OSX anyway really - if I get hooked I'll most prob go for an iMac.

Cheers for the response though!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just reading the "One Month Review" at Macs Only: http://www.macsonly.com/arch00502.html#221

They have a link to the D-Link USB module and D-Link DBT-120 (Bluetooth) Module, which they say will work with Mac:

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=175
http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=34
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The D-Link ones will work fine with the mini.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the D-link hints guys .. it's working fine on the PBG4 I'm using right now so I'm assuming it will also on the Mini. Cheap too!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to say that the DLink would appear not to be suitable. It works ok but was hanging OSX while surfing and using RDP to my windows box - once back onto a wired connection everything is AOK.

Dammit, airport it is I guess Sad

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not really any USB wifi that works, I tried a few with no luck. The Dlink worked but hung the system when it went to sleep.

I was left with no solution as I had to have wifi but no apple store had the units in stock. So I just bought the Dlink wireless bridge. No drivers needed and the mini thinks its working over ethernet.

Works great and the only one that support WPA

http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=1&pid=241
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