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Gallery: Installing a WiFi draft-n card in the Psystar

As I've mentioned before, one of things that I should have ordered with my Psystar Open Computer was a WiFi card. For the low price of US$399 the Open Computer doesn't come with WiFi and my office is on the other side of the building from my cable modem – too far to run an Ethernet cable.
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Written by Jason D. O'Grady on

As I've mentioned before, one of things that I should have ordered with my Psystar Open Computer was a WiFi card. For the low price of US$399 the Open Computer doesn't come with WiFi and my office is on the other side of the building from my cable modem – too far to run an Ethernet cable.

Psystar: Installing a WiFi draft-n card
Psystar doesn't mention which WiFi card they include with their US$90 option so I search the OSX86 forums in search of a solution and discovered that the D-Link DWA-556 is recognized by Leopard as an Apple Airport card.Installing it took about ten minutes and sure enough, Leopard happily told me that a "New Interface was Detected" after booting up.
Psystar: New Interface Detected (WiFi)
I picked up the card for US$75 on eBay including shipping, so in the end I ended up saving a few buck over buying it direct from Psystar. I'm assuming  that Psystar ships the D-Link DWA-556, but I'm not sure. Can anyone confirm this?

Check out my gallery of photos from the WiFi installation in the Psystar Open Computer.


 Image Gallery: Installing a draft-n WiFi card in a Psystar Open Computer. 
D-Link DWA-556 draft-n WiFi card
 
D-Link DWA-556 draft-n WiFi card
 

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