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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 3:58 pm    Post subject: Question on Airport / Airport extreme.. help!! Reply with quote

Ok, before I get flamed here, I am well aware there is no Airport Extreme support under linux :)

I just ordered a brand spankin new Powerbook G4 15.. It comes with Airport Extreme only :( What I wanted to know is this.. If I throw a regular 802.11b Apple Airport card in the PCMCIA slot, am I gonna have problems/conflicts, etc? Just trying to get an idea before I order the card.

Any input would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no you won't have problems...
if you map the pcmcia memory ok (check bugzilla for that)

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeJo- I 'm curious about this as well and checked the bug, but I don't see a fix / workaround there, or am I missing something. I'd like the get the pcmcia working on my PB too.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be better for you to go with a Orinico or Cisco Aironet card. I have the latter and it works much better than the airport card that I use on my wifes 12" powerbook. I get further range.

As far as mapping the memory address, if you use the most current pcmcia-cs the settings for memory address will be correctly listed in the .config files.
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a surprise, somebody told me that airport extreme and "normal" airport card have different interfaces... :!:
So is possible to use an airport card on a G4 laptop 8O
Is hard to remap the memory adressing? then how works the card under linux? and under macosx what happens?
Any references? I'm very interested
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My recommendation is to get a Netgear WG511 and use the prism54 driver.

It is 802.llb/g, works great on PPC, and matches the look of the Aluminium PowerBooks perfectly.

All you have to do is get over the looks people give you when they see a wireless card hanging out of a Mac :roll:.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

amitofu wrote:
My recommendation is to get a Netgear WG511 and use the prism54 driver.

As I can see the Netgear WG511 is a pcmcia card, in latest *book laptops there isn't this interface :(
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