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Mac Mini hardwar compatability

By Finchy
Jan 22, 2006
  1. I will soon be buying a Mac Mini off Ebay (for price reasons) as well as an Apple keyboard and Mighty Mouse. I was wondering if I would be able to use my DLink Wireless network Card in the Mac, as I don't want to be paying £50 on an Airport card, although if I have to I will.

    To recap: Will a Dlink Wireless Network card work in a Mac Mini.
     
  2. PUTALE

    PUTALE TS Rookie Posts: 178

    as long as you can find the driver on dlink's website, then you should be fine. Check dlink's site to see if it has driver for mac OS>
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    Is it a network card which connects via the PCI bus or simply an USB one ? The latter might have more chances of working.
     
  4. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 378

    It's a PCI Card. does that Mean it won't work?
    If this means it won't work, will I have to fit an Airport Extreme card, or will I be able to use an older model. I won't be using it for games, I rarly play multiplayer anyway!
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    If you want wireless, I think the Airport extreme would be the only possible way. You can always use the Ethernet port & use cable LAN.
     
  6. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 378

    Out of interest, what are base stations, are they like an external Airport card?
     
  7. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 378

    You mentioned Usb before. I have found some USB2.0 Network Adaptors to externally link into a network, any advice or precations for these things?
     
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