WiFi CardBus Adapters Compatible with Mac OS X

This page covers CardBus WiFi hardware that is compatible with Mac OS X. CardBus uses a 32-bit data bus that’s faster than the 16-bit bus used by PCMCIA/PC Card devices, which are covered in WiFi PC Cards Compatible with PowerBooks Running Mac OS X.

Any PowerBook with a card slot that’s supported in OS X can use CardBus devices.

USB, ethernet, PCI, and other WiFi hardware more suitable for desktop use is covered in WiFi Hardware Compatible with Desktop Macs Running Mac OS X.

This information is adapted from Mac OS Wireless Adapter Compatibility List by permission of the author, who gives a “nod to the linux-wlan.org Adapter List for doing the heavy lifting.”

Vendor Type Product ID Interface Chipset OS Support Driver(s) Comments

A

Alfa 802.11g AWPC006G CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Asante 802.11g AL5403-XG CardBus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 AirPort 3.1 and up
Aztech 802.11b? WL830PC CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare

B

Buffalo 802.11g WLICBG54 CardBus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 AirPort 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native

D

D-link 802.11b/g DWL-G650X CardBus ? 10.2-10.4 D-link
D-link 802.11a/b/g DWL-AG650 CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
D-link 802.11g DWL-G650 CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare HW Rev B1 only

E

Elecom 802.11a/b/g LD-WL5411A/B CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Elecom 802.11a/b/g LD-WL54AG/CB CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Eusso 802.11b/g GL2454-01 CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare

F

Farallon (see Proxim)
Fujitsu 802.11a/b/g E5454 CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Fujitsu 802.11a/b/g E5454/CB CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Fujitsu 802.11a/b/g FMV-JW481 CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare

I

IBM 802.11a/g 31P9101 CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare

J

JAHT 802.11b/g JWN-5108P CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare

K

KCORP Lifestyle 802.11b/g KLG-520 CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare

L

Lancom Systems 802.11a/b MC-54ab CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Lancom Systems 802.11a/g MC-54ag CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Lancom Systems 802.11g MC-54g CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Linksys 802.11g WPC54G CardBus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 AirPort 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native
Linksys 802.11a/g WPC55AG CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare

M

Macsense 802.11b WPE-800 CardBus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 AirPort 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native
MacWireless 802.11g ? CardBus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 AirPort 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native
Melco (see Buffalo)
Microsoft 802.11g MN-720 CardBus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 AirPort 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native Add Vendor ID string

N

NEC 802.11a/b/g WL54AG CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Netgear 802.11g WG511T CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare

S

Samsumg 802.11g SWL5200N CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Sitecom 802.11g WL-100b CardBus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 AirPort 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native
SMC 802.11a/b/g 2336WAG CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
SMC 802.11a/g 2536WAG CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Sonnet 802.11b/g G54CB CardBus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 AirPort 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native Aria Extreme
Sony 802.11g PCWAC300S CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare

T

3Com 802.11a/b/g 3CRPAG175 CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
3Com 802.11a/b/g 3CRWE154A72 CardBus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare

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