Re: [NTLK] Newton and Airport

Date: Mon Jul 18 2005 - 10:55:22 PDT

Hi Bret,
In a word no it can't.

Apple's Airport card may have the same form factor as a Type II
PCMCIA card but it requires a PCMCIA connector with non-standard pin-
outs. In other words it will plug-in but won't work. Don;t even
bother trying:)

Even if it did work you'd still have to add an external antenna as
the Airport cards do not have an antenna integrated into the body of
the card.

I'd be selling the card on eBay and using the proceeds to purchase a
Sony PCWA C-150 (NOT a C-150S). This card uses a standard Lucent
Agere chipset and Hiroshi's wireless driver recognises it as a
standard WaveLAN Lucent card and it has the smallest integrated
antenna you'll find anywhere this side of the Himalaya's!.

However good luck with the hunt as they are very rare and
consequently sell for about the same money as your Airport card is
worth when they do surface.

Hope this helps.


On 18/07/2005, at 4:27 PM, wrote:

> From: Bret Feinblatt <>
> Subject: [NTLK] Newton and Airport
> Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 00:17:58 -0400
> Hiya
> Just wanted to make sure of the situation here - can the Newton use
> an actual Airport card? As in right out of an iBook, either use it or
> sell it on eBay, actual Airport 802.11b card. Is that viable, or is
> there a power requirement for the card that would render one or the
> other item unusable?
> Thanks
> --
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