[conspire] Airport card for Calvin

Ross Bernheim rossbernheim at speakeasy.net
Sun Nov 14 20:51:13 PST 2004

At the Conspire meeting you mentioned that you are searching for
an Airport card for your iBook. I ran across this on a newsgroup.

IRO a écrit :
 > G'day,
 > at our local school we have a dozen or so 2 year-old 12.1" iBooks that
 > we would like to kit out with Airport cards. If Apple have ceased
 > production of Airport cards are we basically knackered, since there is
 > no way we could afford the inflated prices the cards are going for on
 > eBay.
 > Alternatively are there any PCMCIA cards that could be fitted to the
 > iBooks?

I found on that french forum

that Airport cards are actually rebadged Lucent cards, and Sony uses the
exact same cards for their VAIO laptops, under the following reference:
VAIO - PCWA-C150S. I believe they are easier to come by.

You just have to pull off the clipped antenna and you got yourself a
perfectly functionnal Airport card.  :)

I don't know about the prices of those cards, but I think they could be
cheaper than those overhyped Airport cards...

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