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Old 11-06-2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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Smile Mandriva with apple airport card?

can Mandriva use my macs Airport card??
Mac specs:

Hardware Overview:

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 (
Current Wireless Network: 2WIRE796
Wireless Channel: 6
Old 11-07-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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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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