[conspire] Airport card for Calvin

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Wed Nov 17 11:13:25 PST 2004

Last I checked, bridges cost more than access points. I guess that 
should now be THE answer for non-laptops. For iBooks, the challenge to 
find a good solution for less than $80-$90 continues...

It now occurs to me that when Calvin said "just as high as the 
airport," he was referring to the Base Station, not a card. Sometimes 
supply and demand play tricks on the mind, such as making one think 
that somehow the card should be less that the Base Station.

On Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at 10:24  AM, Greg Dougherty wrote:

> I have a client who wanted to put an airport card in his iMac DV.  Of 
> course,
> the "Airport Extreme" won't install in his computer (Steve Jobs IS the 
> reason
> why I'm moving to Linux).  So I got him a 802.11b bridge.  $50 at Frys.
> Not a great solution for those who need to move around a lot, but it 
> would let
> you, for example, put a "reverse hot spot" in each classroom (hubs and 
> switches
> are cheap.
> Greg
> On 11/15/04, Daniel Gimpelevich 
> <daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us> writes:
>> 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 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
>>>>> <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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