Swap out wireless card?

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Swap out wireless card?

Postby Starsky » Tue Jun 19, 2007 23:17

Does anyone know if the ux can accept a different wifi card? When I opened the UX to upgrade my hard drive, the wifi card looked like a norml mini PCI express card. I used to own an acer that had a wifi card that was not supported well with OS X, but swapping it out with a different card worked. I know a lot of companies have a whitelist of what type of cards you can use, and some will not boot without an approved card. Has anyone tried this on their UX?
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Postby rmarquez » Wed Jun 20, 2007 13:18

Starsky:


You beat me to the question. Perhaps its an alternative to waiting for a OS X driver for my unsupported Wifi card on my 380N. Is it really hard to open the case and see the guts of the 380N? I look for a disassembly guide on Google but did not find much.

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Starsky wrote:Does anyone know if the ux can accept a different wifi card? When I opened the UX to upgrade my hard drive, the wifi card looked like a norml mini PCI express card. I used to own an acer that had a wifi card that was not supported well with OS X, but swapping it out with a different card worked. I know a lot of companies have a whitelist of what type of cards you can use, and some will not boot without an approved card. Has anyone tried this on their UX?

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Postby sev7en » Wed Jun 20, 2007 14:55

Starky, what do you think to use a simple USB Wireless device? I'm the Belkin I wrote on the guide and it works like a charm ;) (it's a 802.11g device).

I don't think it's a good idea the UX dissection for such task when there is this alternative.
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Postby rmarquez » Wed Jun 20, 2007 17:14

sev7en:

But wouldn't it be nice not to have USB donglers hanging from the side of the UX, especially if you're using it without an external monitor and the wireless would work like a charm, as in a coffee shop or something ;)

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sev7en wrote:Starky, what do you think to use a simple USB Wireless device? I'm the Belkin I wrote on the guide and it works like a charm ;) (it's a 802.11g device).

I don't think it's a good idea the UX dissection for such task when there is this alternative.

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Postby kropotov » Wed Jun 20, 2007 17:43

maby no reason to bye belkin.... another solution here http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=13522&hl=3945
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Postby sev7en » Wed Jun 20, 2007 17:47

kropotov wrote:maby no reason to bye belkin.... another solution here http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=13522&hl=3945

no reason? You have to buy a great USB Wireless card, not the first comes up ;) Belkin is network leader and its products are out of the box.
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Postby Starsky » Wed Jun 20, 2007 18:08

Well we first need to find out if the UX will even boot with a foreign mini pci express wireless card. I know HP/Compaq's don't boot unless you have one of the approved cards. You can find some "OS X Friendly" atheros super-g mini pci express wireless cards on eBay for under $30.
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Postby ValoYossa » Wed Jun 20, 2007 19:09

Well thats link on photos of ux from inside
http://cafe.empas.com/vaiou/photo/photovaio/read.html?asn=164¬ice=0&pno=1&oby=3&odir=0&fd=1&bt=30&ac=10&rurl=list.html

question: where on this photos i can see memory (ram)? Is it possible to increase ram of my ux?

another minic pci express card http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_11a/b/g_Wireless_LAN_Mini_Express_Adapter

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Postby Starsky » Wed Jun 20, 2007 19:24

ValoYossa wrote:Well thats link on photos of ux from inside
http://cafe.empas.com/vaiou/photo/photovaio/read.html?asn=164¬ice=0&pno=1&oby=3&odir=0&fd=1&bt=30&ac=10&rurl=list.html

question: where on this photos i can see memory (ram)? Is it possible to increase ram of my ux?

another minic pci express card http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_11a/b/g_Wireless_LAN_Mini_Express_Adapter


The wireless card is the 9th picture down.

I think the RAM is actually soldered onto the board, so upgrading it is not an option unfortunately.
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Postby sakuya » Tue Jul 24, 2007 06:51

SUCCESS!

I have installed a Dell 1490 Wifi and OS X recognized it as an airport!

Wifi on OS X with the elegance of no USB Wifi sticking out!

I am so excited!


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