I'm planning to purchase an Atheros AR5BXB6 miniPCIe (coming from a real macbook) and put it in my Sony VGN-CR140E laptop. I'm going to use it to dual boot Windows Vista and OSX Leopard (hack). The link from Ebay only tells that it came from a macbook with some details of compatibility. I'm pretty much sure that it will fit in my Sony Vaio.
This is the ebay link: http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-MacBook-Pro-AR5BXB6-Airport-Wireless-Card-802-11G_W0QQitemZ380131588415QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item58819bb93f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A15|66%3A2|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50
I need to know if this card can support WPA2 encryption inside OS X from a real macbook. It would be a bonus if someone could tell me if this card works properly in a Hackintosh and support WPA2.
I also need to know that if I run this in Vista, will I be having problems with Windows drivers (since it came from a real mac)? Do I have to pull out drivers from Vista Bootcamp? Will this support WPA2 in Vista as well?
I'm planning to buy tomorrow and I really hope that someone could give me info about this.
I'm also deciding on getting Dell 1390 /1490, but it uses broadcom drivers. According to some people, it ain't good. I don't know how reliable those info are, but it would be great if you could let me know your experience with the Dell miniPCIes in Hackintoshes/Windows-WPA2.
Thank you so much.
Sorry for my poor english.