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01jamcon
Apr 26, 2008, 11:42 AM
As the title says, will the new airport extreme card with 802.11n work in an old iMac G3 capable of adding an airport card? I know I need the card adaptor, but does this new one work fine, or do I need to buy an older version? Also, which old macs would have compatible airport cards?



Tallest Skil
Apr 26, 2008, 11:43 AM
The new card does not work in an original AirPort slot. To my knowledge, there is no adapter.

01jamcon
Apr 26, 2008, 11:46 AM
Thank you for your quick reply and at least now I know what to focus my searching on.

Consultant
Apr 28, 2008, 01:55 PM
Few options

Original Airport card. These can be expensive because it's no longer produced. Costs $80 or more? which is the same price or more expensive as an iMac g3).

USB wireless card. These are limited to the usb 1 transfer speed of imac g3. So even if you get g, you'll be at most be at b speed.

Long ethernet cable.

rdowns
Apr 28, 2008, 02:13 PM
Try these threads

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=473175

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=475625