hmm, to be perfectly honest, it looks kinda dodgy to me. 145% performance? What does that mean? 45% greater than a previous product? All other products? 150% distance? Again, same questions apply. ...
I mean no offense in this, but I can't say I'd trust a $10 wifi product.
Ah, yes.... the super-high quality of "NoName" brand. I agree, that would have been my first tip off to not buy this.
Save up your money and get the real deal...I have an old Airport Base Station that I've had for easily 7 years and it's still kicking butt and taking names.
Yes, get an AirPort Card. You don't have to drop the cash on an AirPort Base Station, as any router will do. Just be on the lookout for an original AirPort Card and that will do the trick.
...(and there should be, since the product claims to be mac compatible) then you might have to find a better product. It strikes me as odd that the driver software wasn't supplied with it. They should at least give a proper link to where you could download it from.
A tip for everyone... this is not
uncommon or odd to find on eBay. Literally hundreds of sellers claim that their products are "Mac compatible" when they actually have no idea if they are or not. Especially the "NoName" stuff...case in point: "There was a driver supplied, but it was on a little CD with drivers only for Windows."
If the brand name and/or model number isn't included in the auction, my adivce is to steer clear no matter how great the price may seem. Email the seller first to get that information. Then do a Google search for that product to see if drivers are available BEFORE you bid. If the seller cannot provide such info, then don't bother with it.
I really wish Mac could just do what Windows does in a situation like this, plug and play! I find it kind of disturbing I have to use strict Apple products on my iMac.
Not even Windows is 100% 'Plug and Play'. Its more like 'Plug and Pray
' the majority of the time.:black:
I recall a time when a coworker of mine bought a MS branded, P&P Sidewinder game pad for his Windows notebook. He plugged it in.... and nothing happened. He used the included disc to install the drivers (even though it was P&P, which should have negated this step). Nothing happened. He went to the MS site and downloaded the driver. Still, nothing. He tried the gamepad on no less than 4 different Windows machines that day... not a single one of them would recognize or install the gamepad... the one branded by MS and that was supposedly "Plug and Play" with their OS. He was about to deem it a faulty piece of crap, until I stepped in. I took the gamepad, plugged it into my iBook G4. System Profiler found it right away and listed it as a MS Sidewinder GamePad. I fired up THPS4 and used the gamepad to play for about 20 minutes. I never had a problem with it. My coworker (a Mac hater) was extremely upset by this... yet had no snappy retort to give. He simply continued to try drivers and fiddled with his Windows system to try and get it to work. (It never did work and I never saw him with that gamepad again).
Regardless, this is not the fault of Apple. If the hardware manufacturer doesn't make a driver for what they make, then an OS cannot be held responsible to make something work. That falls back on the company that made the hardware and neglected to include compatible software with it.