Mandriva with apple airport card?
can Mandriva use my macs Airport card??
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM51.0090.B09
SMC Version: 1.8f2
AirPort Card Information:
Wireless Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x87)
Wireless Card Locale: USA
Wireless Card Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (22.214.171.124)
Current Wireless Network: 2WIRE796
Wireless Channel: 6
My past experiences with Broadcom cards on Linux have been pretty unsuccessful, hence I always order Intel wireless cards on my Dell laptops. Broadcom doesn't have native Linux drivers, but maybe using something like NDIS wrapper could work. There is an open-source broadcom driver, but I have no idea how it is.
If you already have this Apple broadcom wireless card, then it's worth a shot. But if you were buying a wireless card, I would avoid it if you really need to use it with Linux.
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