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usb air card

Discussion in 'Apple/Mac' started by LDB415, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. LDB415


    Apr 26, 2008
    I use a Sprint usb air card with my current pc. If I switch over to Mac will I be able to use that card to get to the internet? I tried to search but didn't find anything. I know it's probably in the dumb and simple question category but don't know the answer and need it. Thanks for any and all replies.
  2. Not exactly sure what a "USB Air Card" is..... Most Macs come with a wireless card (Airport) already installed (it's an option on the Mac Pro), and that is how one connects to a wireless network, either at home or at a WiFi hotspot. No fuss,no muss, no extra thingies hanging off the machine......
  3. The card is part of a sprint plan to access the internet - you have a connection all the time, you pay for downloads - nothing to do with wi-fi.

    I Saw the Aircard 597E express card works with Macs, but I don't know about other models. I saw a 800-959-1444 as a number to call.
  4. LDB415


    Apr 26, 2008
    Yes, mine is with Sprint but all the major cellular carriers have them. That way I don't have to worry about trying to find somewhere near a hotspot to park. I don't know if they have versions for Mac or not and hoped someone here would know.
  5. See post 3 - the Aircard 597E works with Mac (or so they claim.)

    I wish I could justify the cost of one for the few trips I make each year.
  6. Thanks for the info, guys! Somehow I had never heard about these things, but I can see how very useful they'd be, especially in areas where there is limited or no WiFi. Really cool!
  7. On the plus side, faster speeds and a secure connection. On the negative side perhaps $60 a month.
  8. Some work with the Mac (though I don't have a table to share). I also know that you can put one in a router and get access that way as well.

    I'd suggest looking at www.3gstore.com for more info as it's a pretty good site and I do know a few people who have purchased there (I have no affiliation).

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