View Full Version : Lucent/Orinoco PC card in iBook?

Mar 16, 2006, 07:06 PM
The Lucent/Orinoco cards are used in the AirPort base stations, and work in PowerBooks. I know they are larger than AirPort cards, but they are essentially the same thing. I know how to make them fit in a Clamshell ibook(remove the heat sink). If I did,will it work?

Maxwell Smart
Mar 16, 2006, 07:19 PM
This should be of help:


so the answer is yes, but once you remove all of the shielding and stuff there will still be a 'bulge' ;)

Mar 16, 2006, 07:34 PM
Thanks so much!

Maxwell Smart
Mar 16, 2006, 07:51 PM
no problem, I know it was a great help to me when i was deciding to go with that or to go with a standard airport card :D

Mar 16, 2006, 09:09 PM
Since this appears to work in the clamshell ibook. Will it work in any mac that uses the standard Airport cards. I need one for my iMac but there is no way I would pay $100+ for a used antiquated Airport card off ebay.

Mar 17, 2006, 06:40 PM
Yes, it will work.