Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 11:51 AM (in response to rcosgrove)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 3:49 PM (in response to edex67)
Thanks for the tip-off about that device. However, the PowerBook is from 2002, so only has USB 1.1 sockets, so it'd have very limited datarate.
I have found an Airport-clone PMCIA network card on ebay for about the same cost though. It took some fiddling with the network settings, but I got it working. It's doing the trick nicely.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 7:11 PM (in response to rcosgrove)
I wonder if you could share information regarding what brand and model number of third-party card you were successful with? And also a bit more about what settings you had to change (on the router, presumably)? Thanks,
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 5:02 AM (in response to Kurt Liebezeit)
I bought the WiFi card from eBay. It's a Chinese clone of a Motorola WN825Gv3 (part number: 518565-001-00). Here's the old eBay link: http://bit.ly/XmW0Gb
I can't remember exactly what settings I used on my Powerbook – mainly because I clicked things at random until it worked – but I did have to click "renew lease" in WiFI settings to get the card to work.
I didn't have to change any settings on my router, but the card isn't compatible with 5Hz WiFi frequencies, or the "n" speed WiFi.
Other than having to renew the lease occasionally, the card works smoothly.