FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2003
IOXperts RELEASES VERSION 1.03 OF 802.11b DRIVER
FOR MAC OS X
CAMBRIDGE, MA, December 5, 2003 - IOXperts has released version 1.03 of
its 802.11b drivers for Mac OS X. This latest release has been tested
with Panther and includes bug fixes, updates to keep pace with Apple's
firmware updates to the AirPort and AirPort Extreme, plus added support
for some PCI "sled-style" adapters (which consist of a PCI card
into which a PCMCIA card can be inserted).
The driver supports more than 60 different 802.11b wireless networking
cards on PowerBooks equipped with PC Card slots and a dozen PCI adapters.
This is the way to bring older Macs into the wireless networks that are
becoming standard in homes and businesses. A number of IOXperts customers
are also using the driver with PC cards to get better range with their
titanium PowerBook laptops.
The IOXperts 802.11b drivers support AppleTalk (with an AppleTalk-compatible
base station), 64- and 128-bit WEP, AirPort password algorithm, and listing
of available networks.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Pricing is USD $19.95 for use with a single wireless card under both Mac
OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Demo versions of the 802.11b drivers may be downloaded from the IOXperts
For Mac OS X: <http://www.ioxperts.com/80211b_X.html>
For Mac OS 8-9: <http://www.ioxperts.com/80211b.html>.
In demo mode, the driver is fully functional and will run for 30 minutes
at a time. Rebooting is required to get another 30 minutes.
Each license is tied to the MAC address of the card registered and may
be used (with that card) on multiple computers with both the Mac OS 9
and Mac OS X versions of the driver. Existing Mac OS 9 customers should
simply enter their current serial number to unlock the Mac OS X driver.
SUPPORTED CARDS AND HARDWARE
List of supported devices and important notes available at <http://www.ioxperts.com/devices_80211b.html>.
Supported PowerBook laptops
PowerBook 2400 (Mac OS 8-9 only)
PowerBook 3400 (Mac OS 8-9 only)
PowerBook G3 (all models)
PowerBook G4 (all models)
- 3Com AirConnect PCI 777A
- Belkin F5D6000
- Eumitcom WL11000, SMC2602W, Addtron AWA-100
- Global Sun Tech GL24110P
- Linksys WDT11
- Longshine 8031
- National Datacomm NCP130
- Netgear MA301- Siemens SpeedStream SS1023
- Nortel emobility
- US Robotics USR2415
Here are the cards we believe should work with these adapters:
Avaya Wireless PC Card
Dell Truemobile 1150 mini-PCI Wireless PCMCIA Nic Card for Notebooks
11 Mbps High Speed Radio Card
RoamAbout 802.11 DS
Wireless 11 Mbps Wireless LAN AIRCONNECT PC Card (WLI-PCM-L11)
Wireless 11 Mbps Wireless LAN AIRCONNECT PC Card (WLI-PCM-L11G)
Wireless 11 Mbps Wireless LAN AirStation PC Card (WLI-PCM-L11GP)
Wireless LAN Card (PCWA-C100)
2.4GHz Wireless LAN PC Card (PCWA-C150S)
IOXperts <http://www.ioxperts.com> develops full-throttle Mac device
drivers to meet the growing demand among Macintosh users for more variety
and choice among peripherals on the Macintosh platform.
After working with OEMs worldwide, the company now reaches out directly
to Macintosh users, providing access to the wide array of inexpensive
hardware available in the PC world.
IOXperts already provides drivers for hundreds of USB webcams and still
cameras, FireWire webcams, and 802.11b wireless devices with many more
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