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    Aug 2005

    Best USB Wireless adapter for iBook

    Hello, I have an iBook with airport extreme, but because Broadcom has not realease an info on it it is not supported in linux. I am looking for a wireless adapter that is USB, is supported under linux and under OS X, and is supported by KisMac (like kismet but for os x). On their website it states that only usb cards with prism2 chipsets are supported. And prism2 2 means wireless b, and wireless b means no support for WPA encryption.

    Now I will tell you what would be nice. A wireless g usb adapter, that works underr both platforms (os x and Yellow dog linux in this case) and works in KisMac.

    Thank you for your help, if it's possible I guess I will have to deal with a 11 megabit connection.[/img]

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    Feb 2005
    you probably can still use your integrated broadcom chipset. Look around for a program known as ndiswrapper, I am not sure if it will work for Macs as it allows you to use windows drivers to run the wireless card under linux. But as long as you can get the correct *.inf file, you should be able to do it.

    See this post for more info:
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