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Gallery: Installing draft-n WiFi in Psystar

Installing a D-Link DWA-556 802.11n WiFi card in a Psystar Open Computer and turning on Airport in the Leopard Network System Preference.
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Topic: Networking
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The D-Link DWA-556 draft-n card in all its boxed glory.

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A close-up of the D-Link DWA-556 card.

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Another shot of the D-Link DWA-556 card.

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D-Link DWA-556 unboxed

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A peek inside the Open Computer case. You can see the PCI Express slot at the top of the open slots. Click the picture for a 800 pixel version

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Installing the D-Link DWA-556 draft-n card in the open PCI Express slot in the Psystar Open Computer.

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The back panel of the Open Computer after the D-Link DWA-556 card is installed - before the antennas are attached.

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The D-Link DWA-556 with the three antennas attached. Changing the position of the antennas make a huge difference in WiFi reception.

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The D-Link DWA-556 card is immediately detected by Mac OS 10.5.2 Leopard.

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The Leopard Network System Preference sees the WiFi card but it's turned of by default.

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Airport turns on without a problem in the Leopard Network System Preference. Still no IP though...

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Airport is connected in the Leopard Network System Preference.

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The first thing I tried to do after getting WiFi up and running was to run Apple's Software Update. It throws a (-1001) error, despite being connected to the Internet

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