[conspire] Airport card for Calvin
daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Mon Nov 15 01:11:03 PST 2004
If you can find an actual AirPort card for that low a price, I suggest you
grab it, because on eBay, bidding usually starts around $120 and only goes
up from there.
On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 00:38:59 -0800, Calvin Wong wrote:
> wow. the price is just as high as the airport.... )=
> On Mon, 15 Nov 2004, Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
>> Apparently, this was featured on lowendmac.com in August, with pictures
>> showing how to install. A quick google search turned this up on the second
>> page: http://www.shoplet.com/hardware/db/1571626.html
>> On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 20:51:13 -0800, Ross Bernheim wrote:
>> > 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 Ã©crit :
>> > > 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
>> > <http://forums.macgeneration.com/vbulletin/
>> > showthread.php?t=73011&highlight=airport+sony>
>> > 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...
>> > End quoted text.
>> > Enjoy,
>> > Ross
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