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Jun 12, 2007, 03:43 PM

i just bought a used Ibook g3 800mhz, and i does not come with the airport card,
i was searching on ebay and came across this:

what you think of that? would it work as good as a original appel card?
will ti damage my computer?
or should i get an original apple card?

i got this email from them;

Yes, I can gurantee it will not damage your Mac. My card and
the apple airport card are both 16-bit PCMCIA cards and follow
the standards of PCMCIA. Moreover, the airport slot conforms to
the standards set forth for a PCMCIA receptacle slot.
I have DOA protections for buyers stated in my listing. I do not
have a warrantly because I have never sold a bad card or had a
reported failure. Warranties are based on failure rates, I have no
failures to speak of. I have some customers from 2 years ago
reporting the cards still work great.

thanks for your help!

Jun 12, 2007, 04:02 PM
Your link doesn't work.

In general, I'd recommend going with a real Apple card. Their prices have come down quite a bit recently as more and more of the machines that take them bite the dust.

Jun 12, 2007, 04:31 PM

there the link!

also i found this one

thanks for your recomendation, :apple:

Jun 12, 2007, 04:36 PM
my other question, once i hook up the card, do i need to download any special software? or do the machine automatically mount the card and show it in the network preferences??

Jun 12, 2007, 04:37 PM
Thanks...original AirPort cards seem to be going for only about $5 more than the generic one you're looking at. So I'd probably still recommend the Apple version.

Jun 12, 2007, 04:44 PM
thanks for your advise i went head and bought the apple one, !thanks alot,

how about the software?