Re: [NTLK] I want to buy a wireless LAN card in NYC

From: Martin Joseph (
Date: Thu Jun 05 2003 - 10:29:44 PDT

On Thursday, June 5, 2003, at 07:55 AM, Tony Kan wrote:

> The difference between the gold and silver cards is the WEP encryption.
> Gold and silver: 128-bit and 64-bit respectively. I just bought a
> silver
> one only to find out that my company had just upgraded to a 802.11b
> router
> to use 128-bit encryption. So it will have to work at home now.

Apparently the silver cards are upgradeable to gold via a firmware

Installing them in an airport slot of a powermac, and then booting into
OSX is one way to achieve this.

Google might provide some other methods.


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