If you’ve never had the pleasure, let me introduce you to Woot.com. In their own words, “Woot.com is an online store and community that focuses on selling cool stuff cheap“. My kinda store!
Last week they featured a two-pack of the D-Link DWL-121 802.11b USB wireless adaptors for $9.99 + $5 shipping. The catch is that the DWL-121 isn’t an officially supported product for OSX, Linux, or Windows… it’s a special one-off adaptor D-Link made for a home entertainment system. It just so happens that you can hack the Windows driver for the DWL-122 to make the DWL-121 work with XP.
On a whim, I decided to install the OSX DWL-122 driver on my iMac at work (running 10.3.9 server). Lo and behold, the thing works like a charm! Sooo… don’t let anybody tell you the DWL-121 is WinXP only, because they don’t know what they’re talking about.