WiFi PC Cards Compatible with Mac OS X

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This page covers PCMCIA/PC Card WiFi hardware that is compatible with Mac OS X. Some of these devices are also compatible with the Classic Mac OS; all of them are reported to work with OS X.

We have a separate page covering the more efficient WiFi CardBus Adapters Compatible with PowerBooks.

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

Above Cable 802.11b ACPC2010-11 PCMCIA Prism (?) 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Accton 802.11b ACEW3101 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Addtron 802.11b AWP100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Agere 802.11b OrinocoGold PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts AirPort also?
Alvarion 802.11b PC-DS.11b PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts AirPort also?
Ambicom 802.11b WL1100BPC PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Asante 802.11b AL1001 RevA PCMCIA Prism (?) 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Asante 802.11b AL1001 RevB PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 Asante
Asante 802.11b AL1011DP PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 Asante, Macsense
Asante 802.11b AL1011FR PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Asante 802.11b AL1211DP PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Avaya 802.11b 700016785 PCMCIA Orinoco 8.6-9.x Avaya
Avaya 802.11b 700016777 PCMCIA Orinoco 8.6-9.x Avaya

B

Belkin 802.11b F5D6020 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Belkin 802.11g F5D7011 PCMCIA Broadcom 10.2-10.4 AirPort 3.4.1
Ben-Q 802.11b AWL-100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Buffalo 802.11b WLIPCML11 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 Ioxperts (10.2 and up), Macsense
Buffalo 802.11b “”PCML11GP PCMCIA Agere (?) 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts

C

Cisco 802.11b AIRPCM340 PCMCIA Aironet (?) 8.6-up Cisco
Cisco 802.11b AIRPCM350 PCMCIA Aironet 8.6-up Cisco
Cisco 802.11b AIRLMC350 PCMCIA Aironet 8.6-up Cisco
Compaq 802.11b IPAQHNW100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Compaq 802.11b WL100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Compaq 802.11b WL110 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts AirPort also?
Compex 802.11b WL11A PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts AirPort also?

D

D-link 802.11b DCF650W PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
D-link 802.11b DCF660W PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
D-link 802.11b DWL-650 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 Ioxperts (10.2 and up), Macsense
Dell 802.11b TruMobil1150 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Digicom 802.11b 8E4084 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts

E

Edimax 802.11b EW-7103PC PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Elecom 802.11b LD-WL11/PCC PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
ELSA 802.11b MC-11 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
ELSA 802.11b Vianect MC11 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
EnGenius 802.11b EL-2011 PCMCIA Prism (?) 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts see Senao
EnGenius 802.11b EL-2511 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts see Senao
Enterasys 802.11b CSSIBD-AA PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Enterasys 802.11b CSICDAW128 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense

F

Farallon (see Proxim)
Fujitsu 802.11b E-1100 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts Siemens

G

Gemtek 802.11b WL612F PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts

H

Hamlet 802.11b HNWP100 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Hewlett-Packard 802.11b HN220W? PCMCIA 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Hewlett-Packard 802.11b WL110 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts AirPort also?

I

IBM 802.11b 09N9904 Orinoco?
IO Data 802.11b WN-B11/PCM PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
IO Data 802.11b WNB11/PCMH PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Intel 802.11b WPC1011 PCMCIA Symbol 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense Orinoco based

K

Krone-AirLAN 802.11b 6462211900 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts

L

Linksys 802.11b WPC11 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Lucent 802.11b WaveLANGold PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense AirPort also?
Lucent 802.11b WaveLANSilv. PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense AirPort also?
Lucent 802.11b WaveLANBronze PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts AirPort also?

M

Macsense 802.11b WPE-600 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 8.6-up Macsense
Macsense 802.11b WPE-700 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 8.6-up Macsense
Melco (see Buffalo)
Microsoft 802.11b MN-520 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Milan 802.11b MIL1897 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
MMC 802.11b MW1000PCM PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense

N

NEC 802.11b PCWL/11C PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Netgear 802.11b MA401 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Netgear 802.11b MA401RA PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Nokia 802.11b C110 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Nokia 802.11b C111 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense

P

Panasonic 802.11b CFVWLS071U PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Persol 802.11b PBW001 PCMCIA 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Planex 802.11b GWCF11 PCMCIA 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Proxim 802.11b 8420-WD PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Proxim 802.11b 8430 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense

S

Samsumg 802.11b SWL2000N PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Samsumg 802.11b SWL2100N PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Samsumg 802.11g SWL5200N ? Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare
Senao 802.11b SL-2511 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts see Engenius
Siemens 802.11b SS1021 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Sitecom 802.11b WL-002 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
SMC 802.11b SMC2532WB PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
SMC 802.11b SMC2632W PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts ver 1 only
Sony 802.11b ERA201D1 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Sony 802.11b PCWAC100 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Sony 802.11b PCWAC150S PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Sony 802.11a/b/g PCWAC800S PCMCIA Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare

T

Telekom 802.11b T-Sinus 130? PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Toshiba 802.11b ? PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense

U

Uniden 802.11b PCW300 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts?
US Robotics 802.11b USR2410 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
US Robotics 802.11b USR2445 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense

X

Xircom 802.11b CWE1120 PCMCIA Aironet 8.6-up Cisco?
Xircom 802.11b CWE1130 PCMCIA Aironet 8.6-up Cisco?

Y

Yamaha 802.11b YBL11B5 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense

Z

Z-Com 802.11b XI300 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Z-Com 802.11b XI300B PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Z-Com 802.11b XI325 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts (Zcomax?)
Z-Com 802.11b XI325HP PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts
Zoom 802.11b 4100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense
Zyxel 802.11b 100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts

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