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Hey,

I currently have a intel 3945 mini-pci card for wireless lan. I am looking for a replacement that will work with both vista and leopard, and hopefully it is widely available, not only found in certain places. Any suggestions ?

Thanks :(

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A BroadCom BCM4311 (Dell 1390) could be a deal, you can find one on ebay for 10$ and is recognized as Airport on Leopard.

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Is it compatible with HP pavilions ?

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Why not? It's a standard minipci card, I've bought one for my eeepc (built-in atheros card was not supported by os x)

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Ya ur right. But has anyone tested this on an HP pavilion ?

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If i buy the Apple AirPort Card will it work? It sounds too easy... ;)

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It will work, if you want to waste your money for a card that uses the same chipset...

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uses the same chipset as which card ?

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Posted Image

Just to be clear: the BCM4311 chipset (mine is a Dell 1390) is recognized as Airport Extreme by Mac Os X
Original Airport Extreme card have the same chipset but at a higher price...

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oh Thanks for uploading this pic to make things clearer :(

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Can this one work?: Intel PRO Wireless 3945ABG MiniPCI-Express Adapter

Product Page: ftp://download.intel.com/network/connecti...ef/31079601.pdf

Thanks.

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This is what this thread is about :S
Are there any other options besides the dell 1390 ?

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This is what this thread is about :S
Are there any other options besides the dell 1390 ?

From what ive seen and heard, the dell 1390 is the best solution for a minipci. Apple AirPort minipci works too, but much more expensive. Both cards have same chipset. You can buy the 1390 for less than 10$ on ebay (+ 10$ for shipping).

I don't have a laptop. If i buy this adapter:

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... will it work on my Asus P5B? Will the physical address be the same?

Thanks. :D ;)

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The DELL 1390 did not work with my HP. i got "104 unsupported wireless network device detected. remove the device and restart. system halted"

How can i bypass this ?

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The DELL 1390 did not work with my HP. i got "104 unsupported wireless network device detected. remove the device and restart. system halted"

How can i bypass this ?


I have a bad feeling about that. Some laptop motherboard can only support one type of wlan card. They do that on purpose so you keep theirs.

Check this page: http://www.command-t...wireless-cards/





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