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Firewire Wireless Adapter?
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migel628
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Jan 6, 2009, 01:06 PM
 
Is there such a thing as a Firewire Wireless Adapter? I know there are USB Wireless Adapters, but I never use the Firewire ports on my MBP, so I figured I'd see what I could do. Thanks in advance
     
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Jan 6, 2009, 02:58 PM
 
No. Why waste a high-speed port with a considerably lower speed application?

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Jan 6, 2009, 03:54 PM
 
No, there's no market for it and it would be pretty pricey.

What's wrong with your built in wifi? Or are you looking for something like cellular/3G/WiMax data?
     
migel628  (op)
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Jan 6, 2009, 06:53 PM
 
I'm basically just looking for a use for the Firewire ports and figured an external wireless adapter would be something that fills that need. That and I have both USB ports filled (wired mouse & external HDD). Anyway, thanks for the input.
     
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Jan 6, 2009, 07:07 PM
 
Any decent USB 2.0 hub will allow you to run both the hard drive and a USB WiFi dongle on the same machine port. The wired mouse is another possibility to share a port with the dongle. Oh, and WiFi dongles are frequently very affordable, even the ones with Mac drivers.

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Jan 6, 2009, 08:02 PM
 
Yes, I can add a hub, but I don't want to. I want to use the ports already attached to the MBP.
     
   
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