Mac OS Wireless Adapter Compatibility List (Last updated August 11, 2005)
(nod to the linux-wlan.org Adapter List for doing the heavy lifting)
Vendor Type Product ID Interface Chipset OS Support Driver/s Used   Comments  
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Above Cable 802.11b ACPC2010-11 PCMCIA Prism (?) 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Accton 802.11b ACEW3101 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Addtron 802.11b AWP100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Agere 802.11b OrinocoGold PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   Airport also?  
Agere 802.11b OrinocoSilver PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   Airport also?  
Alfa 802.11g AWPC006G Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Alfa 802.11g AWPCI06G PCI Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Alvarion 802.11b PC-DS.11b PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   Airport also?  
Ambicom 802.11b WL1100BPC PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Ambicom 802.11b WL1100BCF Comp. Flash Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Ambicom 802.11b WL1100CCF Comp. Flash Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Asante 802.11b AL1001 RevA PCMCIA Prism (?) 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Asante 802.11b AL1001 RevB PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 Asante   IOxperts driver avail.
Asante 802.11b AL1011DP PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 Asante, Macsense IOxperts driver avail.
Asante 802.11b AL1011FR PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Asante 802.11b AL1211DP PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Asante 802.11b AL2001 USB Amtel 9, 10.2-10.4 Belkin   Belkin drv With Asante VID
Asante 802.11g AL5403-XG Cardbus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1 and up      
Avaya 802.11b 700016785 PCMCIA Orinoco 8.6-9.x Avaya   IOxperts driver for 10.x
Avaya 802.11b 700016777 PCMCIA Orinoco 8.6-9.x Avaya   IOxperts driver for 10.x
Aztech 802.11b? WL830PC Cardbus? Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
B                  
Belkin 802.11b F5D6000 PCI None 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter
Belkin 802.11b F5D6020 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Belkin 802.11b F5D6050 USB Amtel 9, 10.2-10.4 Belkin      
Belkin 802.11g F5D7000 PCI Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native need Vend ID unless AP 3.4
Belkin 802.11g F5D7000UK PCI Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native need Vend ID unless AP 3.4
Belkin 802.11g F5D7011 PCMCIA Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.4.1      
Ben-Q 802.11b AWL-100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Buffalo 802.11g WLICBG54 Cardbus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native    
Buffalo 802.11g WLIPCIG54 PCI Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native UK version as well
Buffalo 802.11b WLICFS11G Comp. Flash Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   Melco brand as well
Buffalo 802.11b WLIPCML11 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 Ioxperts (10.2 and up), Macsense Melco brand as well
Buffalo 802.11b WLIPCML11G USB (?) Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 Ioxperts (10.2 and up), Macsense Melco brand as well
Buffalo 802.11b ""PCML11GP PCMCIA Agere (?) 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   Melco brand as well
C                  
Cisco 802.11b AIRPCM340 PCMCIA Aironet (?) 8.6-up Cisco      
Cisco 802.11b AIRPCI340 PCI Aironet (?) 8.6-up Cisco      
Cisco 802.11b AIRPCM350 PCMCIA Aironet 8.6-up Cisco   Great card, 100mw…
Cisco 802.11b AIRLMC350 PCMCIA Aironet 8.6-up Cisco      
Cisco 802.11b AIRPCI352 PCI Aironet 9-up Cisco      
Compaq 802.11b IPAQHNW100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Compaq 802.11b WL100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Compaq 802.11b WL110 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   Airport also?  
Compex 802.11b WL11A PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   Airport also?  
D                  
D-link 802.11b DCF650W PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
D-link 802.11b DCF660W PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
D-link 802.11b DWL-122 USB Prism2/2.5/3 10.2-10.4 D-link   Use DWL122 1.4.7 driver
D-link 802.11a/b/g DWL-AG520 PCI Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
D-link 802.11g DWL-G520 PCI Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
D-link 802.11b DWL-650 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 Ioxperts (10.2 and up), Macsense Rev A1 thru J3 are Prism
D-link 802.11b/g DWL-G650X Cardbus ? 10.2-10.4 D-link      
D-link 802.11a/b/g DWL-AG650 Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
D-link 802.11g DWL-G650 Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare   HW Rev B1 only  
D-link 802.11b/g DWL-G810 Ethernet   9, 10.2-10.4 N/A   Ethernet Adapter
Dell 802.11b TruMobil1150 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Digicom 802.11b 8E4084 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
E                  
Edimax 802.11b EW-7103PC PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Elecom 802.11b LD-WL11/PCC PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Elecom 802.11a/b/g LD-WL5411A/B Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Elecom 802.11a/b/g LD-WL54AG/CB Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
ELSA 802.11b MC-11 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
ELSA 802.11b Vianect MC11 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Emuticom 802.11b WL11000 PCI None 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter
EnGenius 802.11b EL-2011 PCMCIA Prism (?) 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   see Senao  
EnGenius 802.11b EL-2511 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   see Senao  
Enterasys 802.11b CSSIBD-AA PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense Cabletron as well
Enterasys 802.11b CSICDAW128 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense Cabletron as well
Eusso 802.11b/g GL2454-01 Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Eusso 802.11b/g GL2454-VP PCI Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
F                  
Farallon (see Proxim)                  
Fujitsu 802.11b E-1100 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   Siemens  
Fujitsu 802.11a/b/g E5454 Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Fujitsu 802.11a/b/g E5454/CB ? Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Fujitsu 802.11a/b/g FMV-JW481   Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
G                  
Gemtek 802.11b WL612F PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Global Sun 802.11b GL24110P PCI None 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter
H                  
Hamlet 802.11b HNWP100 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Hewlitt-Packard 802.11b HN220W? PCMCIA   9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Hewlitt-Packard 802.11b WL110 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   Airport also?  
I                  
IBM 802.11b 09N9904   Orinoco?          
IBM 802.11a/g 31P9101 Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
IO Data 802.11b WN-B11/PCM PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
IO Data 802.11b WNB11/PCMH PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Intel 802.11b WPC1011 PCMCIA Symbol 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense Orinoco based  
J                  
JAHT 802.11b/g JWN-5108P Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
JAHT 802.11b/g JWN-5108PCI PCI Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
K                  
KCORP Lifestyle 802.11b/g KLG-520 Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
KCORP Lifestyle 802.11b/g KLG-530 PCI Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Krone-AirLAN 802.11b 6462211900 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
L                  
Lancom Systems 802.11a/b MC-54ab Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Lancom Systems 802.11a/g MC-54ag Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Lancom Systems 802.11g MC-54g Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Lancom Systems 802.11a/g MC-54ag PCI Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Linksys 802.11b WDT11 PCI None 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter
Linksys 802.11b WET11 Ethernet Prism2/2.5/3 Any N/A   Ethernet Adapter
Linksys 802.11b WPC11 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense ver. 1.0, 2.5 and 3.0 only
Linksys 802.11g WMP54G* PCI Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native *Only v2 of card has Broadcom
Linksys 802.11g WPC54G Cardbus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native    
Linksys 802.11a/b/g WMP55AG PCI Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Linksys 802.11a/g WPC55AG Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Linksys 802.11b WUSB11 (v.2.5-2.8) USB Prism 10.2-10.4 D-link DWL122 Drivers    
Longshine 802.11b 8031 PCI ? 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter?
Lucent 802.11b WaveLANGold PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense Airport also?  
Lucent 802.11b WaveLANSilv. PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense Airport also?  
Lucent 802.11b WaveLANBronze PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   Airport also?  
M                  
Macsense 802.11b WUA-400 USB Prism2/2.5/3 9-up Macsense      
Macsense 802.11b WPE-600 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 8.6-up Macsense      
Macsense 802.11b WUA-700 USB Prism2/2.5/3 9-up Macsense      
Macsense 802.11b WPE-700 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 8.6-up Macsense      
Macsense 802.11b WPE-800 Cardbus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native    
MacWireless 802.11b HMWPCI? PCI None 10.2-10.4 ???   No Good in Beige/B&W G3
MacWireless 802.11g ? Cardbus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native    
MacWireless 802.11g ? PCI Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native    
MacWireless 802.11g ? Ethernet ? Any None   Ethernet Adapter
Melco (see Buffalo)                  
Microsoft 802.11b MN-520 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Microsoft 802.11g MN-720 Cardbus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native Add Vendor ID string
Microsoft 802.11g MN-730 PCI Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.3.1   Add Vendor ID string (pci14e4,4325 for MN-730)
Milan 802.11b MIL1897 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
MMC 802.11b MW1000PCM PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Motorola 802.11b/g WPC1810G PCI Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1 and up      
N                  
Nat.Datacom 802.11b NCP130 PCI None 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter
NEC 802.11a/b/g WL54AG Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
NEC 802.11b PCWL/11C PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Netgear 802.11b MA101 USB Amtel 9, 10.2-10.4 Belkin   Belkin drv. w/Netgear VID
Netgear 802.11b MA111 (Ver. 1 ONLY) USB Prism 10.2-10.4 Dlink DWL-122 1.4.7 Drivers Edit ID strings in driver
Netgear 802.11b MA301 PCI None 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter
Netgear 802.11b MA401 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Netgear 802.11b MA401RA PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Netgear 802.11a/b/g WAG311 PCI Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Netgear 802.11g WG511T Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Netgear 802.11g WGE111 Ethernet   9, 10.2-10.4 N/A   Ethernet Adapter
Nokia 802.11b C110 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Nokia 802.11b C111 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Nortel/Emobility 802.11b DR4000005 PCI None 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter
O                  
P                  
Panasonic 802.11b CFVWLS071U PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Persol 802.11b PBW001 PCMCIA   9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Planex 802.11b GWCF11 PCMCIA   9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Proxim 802.11b 8420-WD PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense Farallon; Airport drivers?
Proxim 802.11b 8430 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Proxim 802.11b PN474(Skyline USB) USB Amtel 9 Proxim   Belkin  OS X drivers?
Q                  
R                  
S                  
Sagem 802.11g XG-703A USB ? 10.2-10.4 Sagem      
Samsumg 802.11b SWL2000N PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Samsumg 802.11b SWL2100N PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Samsumg 802.11g SWL5200N ? Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Senao 802.11b SL-2511 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   see Engenius  
Siemens 802.11b SS1021 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Siemens 802.11b SS1023 PCI None 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter
Sitecom 802.11b WL-002 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Sitecom 802.11g WL-100b Cardbus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native    
Sitecom 802.11g WL-110b PCI Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native    
SMC 802.11a/b/g 2336WAG Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
SMC 802.11a/g 2536WAG Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
SMC 802.11b SMC2602 PCI None 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter
SMC 802.11b SMC2532WB PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
SMC 802.11b SMC2632W PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   ver 1 only  
Sonnet 802.11b/g G54CB Cardbus Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native Aria Extreme  
Sonnet 802.11b/g G54PCI PCI Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native Aria Extreme  
Sony 802.11b ERA201D1 PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Sony 802.11b PCWAC100 PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense Airport drivers also?
Sony 802.11b PCWAC150S PCMCIA Orinoco 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   Airport drivers also?
Sony 802.11g PCWAC300S Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Sony 802.11a/b/g PCWAC800S ? Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Syntax 802.11b USB-400 USB Prism 10.2-10.4 Dlink DWL-122 1.4.7 Drivers Edit Info plist in driver and add VID.
T                  
Telekom 802.11b T-Sinus 130? PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
3Com 802.11b PCI777A PCI None 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter
3Com 802.11a/b/g 3CRPAG175 Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
3Com 802.11a/b/g 3CRWE154A72 Cardbus Atheros 10.2-10.4 OrangeWare      
Toshiba 802.11b ? PCMCIA ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
TRENDWare 802.11g TEW403PCI PCI Broadcom 10.2-10.4 Airport 3.1-3.3; 3.4 and up native    
U                  
Uniden 802.11b PCW300 Cardbus? ? 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts?   PCMCIA or Cardbus?
US Robotics 802.11b USR2410 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
US Robotics 802.11b USR2415 PCI None None None   PCMCIA to PCI Adapter
US Robotics 802.11b USR2445 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
V                  
W                  
X                  
Xircom 802.11b CWE1120 PCMCIA Aironet 8.6-up Cisco?   Cisco drv with VID string?
Xircom 802.11b CWE1130 PCMCIA Aironet 8.6-up Cisco?   Cisco drv with VID string?
Y                  
Yamaha 802.11b YBL11B5 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Z                  
Z-Com 802.11b XI300 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Z-Com 802.11b XI300B PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Z-Com 802.11b XI325 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts   (Zcomax?)  
Z-Com 802.11b XI325HP PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Zoom 802.11b 4100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts, Macsense    
Zyxel 802.11b 100 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 9, 10.2-10.4 IOxperts      
Zyxel 802.11g G-405 Ethernet Unknown 9, 10.2-10.4 None   Ethernet Adapter
                   
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