It’s important to make what you have do what you want it to do.
My dell 600m running OSX 10.4.7 wasnt recognizing the intel 2200 wireless card, so I took apart my old linksys WMP54g PCI card to get the broadcom chipset based miniPCI card out of it.
The hard part was desoldering one of the antenna connectors from the Intel card and soldering it on to the Broadcom card. Chances are I’m losing signal because of my ghetto solder, but now OSX sees the miniPCI card as an AirPort card, so it’s all good. – Link