Swap out wireless card?

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Postby Neosan » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:45

raimdal wrote:sorry, are you talking about 4965 on osx? can this card working on osx? please answer to me, I need it. Thank you


Sorry but Intel WIFI cards won't work on OSX, it's better you look for a replacement.

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Postby computercowboy » Tue Jun 29, 2010 15:13

Neosan wrote:Sorry but Intel WIFI cards won't work on OSX, it's better you look for a replacement.


Get an Apple Airport card for $20 on eBay. That's what I did.
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Postby jethsmart » Thu Jul 01, 2010 14:24

Will this Dell 1490 Wifi ( http://cgi.ebay.com/Mini-PCI-E-Broadcom-Dell-DW-1490-Wireless-WiFi-Card-/180425066648?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a022c0898 )
and or this Apple Airport card ( http://cgi.ebay.com/MacBook-Pro-Mac-mini-Airport-extreme-wifi-card-802-11N-/150429066875?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230645667b )
works on windows XP and windows 7 (32 bit) with NO problem? I have Dual boot/triple boot.

which one is better? performance / connectivity ?

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Postby computercowboy » Thu Jul 01, 2010 18:43

I have heard about people using the dell card... I have the Airport card and it works better than any other card I've tried. I think that both the Dell and the Airport card are just re-branded Atheros cards anyway... so they are probably equal.
Z1290X: i7 | FHD | 2x Intel X18 RAID0 320GB | 8GB RAM | Carbon | BIOS Hack | nVidia 280.26/3D Vision | Intel 6230 WiFi/BT 3.0HS | Gobi Unlocked | GTExpress WWAN | ViDock4+ GTX570 | DELL U3011 | Ext Batt | Z-Dock & VAIO USB Dock | VAIO BT Keyboard | Razor Orochi

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Postby jethsmart » Thu Jul 01, 2010 20:21

will both this card works with XP and windows 7 ? where can i get the drivers for them?

thanks for the reply

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Postby computercowboy » Thu Jul 01, 2010 21:42

I know the Airport works on both. I know the dell works on XP... I bet it works on 7
Z1290X: i7 | FHD | 2x Intel X18 RAID0 320GB | 8GB RAM | Carbon | BIOS Hack | nVidia 280.26/3D Vision | Intel 6230 WiFi/BT 3.0HS | Gobi Unlocked | GTExpress WWAN | ViDock4+ GTX570 | DELL U3011 | Ext Batt | Z-Dock & VAIO USB Dock | VAIO BT Keyboard | Razor Orochi

P11SKX/Bl Signature Black Crocodile

P688E/N: Gold | Gobi Unlocked | Ext Batt | VAIO Gold Mouse

UX490N: Core2Duo Mod | BIOS Hack | Broadcom CrystalHD | SIM Unlocked | Ext Batt

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Postby jethsmart » Fri Jul 02, 2010 02:13

nice to hear thanks alot cowboy... I'm buying one today and want to make sure this link is the correct card on ebay, could you let me know what kind you bought pls?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Macbook-Airport-A1181-AR9280-wireless-wifi-N-card-/140421764809?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b1ca16c9
or
http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Airport-Wireless-WiFi-Card-iMac-iBook-G3-G4-/280500158966?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item414f1cc1f6

im looking to get a cheap brand new one.. most link i found are used besides this.
where can I get the drivers for this? seller says it wont come with any.

thanks again

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Postby computercowboy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 15:04

The first link is what you want... judging by the picture
Z1290X: i7 | FHD | 2x Intel X18 RAID0 320GB | 8GB RAM | Carbon | BIOS Hack | nVidia 280.26/3D Vision | Intel 6230 WiFi/BT 3.0HS | Gobi Unlocked | GTExpress WWAN | ViDock4+ GTX570 | DELL U3011 | Ext Batt | Z-Dock & VAIO USB Dock | VAIO BT Keyboard | Razor Orochi

P11SKX/Bl Signature Black Crocodile

P688E/N: Gold | Gobi Unlocked | Ext Batt | VAIO Gold Mouse

UX490N: Core2Duo Mod | BIOS Hack | Broadcom CrystalHD | SIM Unlocked | Ext Batt

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Postby jethsmart » Fri Jul 02, 2010 15:12

ahh ok... where can i get the drivers for osX leopard , XP and winows 7?

thanks again for the reply

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Postby computercowboy » Fri Jul 02, 2010 17:53

It should be plug and play in all those Operating Systems
Z1290X: i7 | FHD | 2x Intel X18 RAID0 320GB | 8GB RAM | Carbon | BIOS Hack | nVidia 280.26/3D Vision | Intel 6230 WiFi/BT 3.0HS | Gobi Unlocked | GTExpress WWAN | ViDock4+ GTX570 | DELL U3011 | Ext Batt | Z-Dock & VAIO USB Dock | VAIO BT Keyboard | Razor Orochi

P11SKX/Bl Signature Black Crocodile

P688E/N: Gold | Gobi Unlocked | Ext Batt | VAIO Gold Mouse

UX490N: Core2Duo Mod | BIOS Hack | Broadcom CrystalHD | SIM Unlocked | Ext Batt


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