Re: [NTLK] Newton Does It! Internal Wifi Success!

From: Ken Whitcomb <>
Date: Mon May 04 2009 - 08:52:56 EDT

IIRC, not only is the pin out different on the Apple Airport Card
(meaning the electronics), but the arrangement is also different. I
think that if you can insert an Airport card into a standard PCMCIA
slot (and likewise a standard PCMCIA card into an Apple Airport card
slot) that you might have a bent pin. Perhaps I'm wrong but it is
worth checking.

On May 4, 2009, at 3:57 AM, Ryan Vetter wrote:

> Maybe you would be more convinced if Apple said this to you:
> "Conversely, you cannot use the Apple AirPort Card in the external
> PowerBook PCMCIA card slot."
> The one I used is exactly the same as the 802.11b Airport Cards,
> except it works in PC Card slots: it was remanufactured for Apple
> for their internal Airport Slots, and Orinoco made it in such a way
> that it would not work in a PC Card slot. Maybe so it wouldn't
> cannibalize their own wifi PC Cards?
> But my card also works in the Airport slot. Even standard Orinoco
> cards work in there, you just have to hack off the plastic antennae
> cover and wedge it in.
> Maybe someone will prove us wrong, with either the first 802.11b
> cards, or Apple's 802.11g cards and get them working in PC Card
> slots, but I have yet to see anyone accomplish this.
> All the best,
> Ryan

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