Wireless Card for TiBook

Wireless Card for TiBook

Post by usene » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 13:00:59


I am considering the purchase of a 3rd party wireless card for my Ti-667 for situations where my internal AirPort card
won't successfully reach an access point. Any suggestions for OSX-savvy card (I'm running 10.3.2)? Is it necessary to
reboot between using the internal AirPort and the PC-slot 3rd party card, or will simply putting the machine to sleep
suffice?

TIA
 
 
 

Wireless Card for TiBook

Post by Bev A. Kup » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 13:36:33

On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 20:00:59 -0800,


Have you considered just getting a stub or whip antenna for the
internal Airport card in your Ti-book rather than a second wireless
card?
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Wireless Card for TiBook

Post by compuse » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 13:52:00


Sounds like a possible solution...could you direct me to a link? Thanx for the response!
 
 
 

Wireless Card for TiBook

Post by Bev A. Kup » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 14:14:47

On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 20:52:00 -0800,


If you're handy, build your own pigtail. Should be very inexpensive.
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;

If you aren't, Google for Quickertek whip and stub antennas. You should
get a list of reseller who sell them. Prices seem to vary quite a bit, so
I cannot recommend a particular reseller.
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Wireless Card for TiBook

Post by compuse » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 14:22:23


The Quickertek solution is probably the one for me. Has anyone had any experience with their stub product? Are you happy
with the results?
 
 
 

Wireless Card for TiBook

Post by Tom Harrin » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 14:54:36

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




I haven't used one myself, but I've seen them in use and asked the
owners about them. They've all been pleased with them. Just keep in
mind one detail not apparent on the web site: you connect the antenna to
the internal Airport card via a wire running through the PCMCIA slot.
Which means you can't use that slot for anything else. However the
antenna does apparently work very well.

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See http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Wireless Card for TiBook

Post by compuse » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 15:02:19


Helpful info...thanx. Another item: I have the Brenthaven bag for the 15" Ti, whose sleeve is made to fit around that
machine. I'm assuming the stub will have to be detached everytime I pack the computer away. Is that easily done, or will
it be too much of a hassle to do a couple times a day?
 
 
 

Wireless Card for TiBook

Post by peterle » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 19:56:56


You'll need a driver for the card you get. I used the IOXpers.com
driver - compatibility listed here:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

hth

Peter

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Wireless Card for TiBook

Post by Tom Harrin » Wed, 14 Jan 2004 01:57:59

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,






I have no idea, and I'm not familiar with Brenthaven bags. However (a)
the antennae I've seen would be easy to disconnect when necessary,
though I'm not sure how many times you can plug/unplug before wearing
out the connector, and (b) the cable is just a thin peice of wire,
really, so I doubt it'll be in the way when putting the computer in the
bag.

--
Tom "Tom" Harrington
Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X.
Version 1.4: Best cleanup yet, gets files other tools miss.
See http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Wireless Card for TiBook

Post by Blackjack » Thu, 15 Jan 2004 03:15:52

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,



I use an Asante XG wireless card. Needs no additional drivers under
10.2.x and 10.3.x, but you do need to reboot to use the card or to
switch back to the internal card.

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