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devro
Oct 13, 2004, 11:34 AM
hey guys: ive got a slight problem with my emac. basically i need an airport card but due to the fact that its 2 years old apple no longer make these cards. is there a solution to this problemn and if i have to use ebay what am i looking for!? sorry to be so lame but i am rather confused!! thanks very much

plastree
Oct 13, 2004, 11:51 AM
As far as I know, Airport cards are universal. You don't need a special "eMac compatible" card.

scifiman
Oct 13, 2004, 12:04 PM
As far as I know, Airport cards are universal. You don't need a special "eMac compatible" card.

While plastree is right, Airport cards are universal, you need to be sure that you do NOT get an Airport Extreme card. When apple upgraded to the Extreme models, they physically changed the connector on the card. So any Airport card will work in your eMac so long as it is not one of the newer Extreme cards.

msbsound
Oct 13, 2004, 12:10 PM
I believe what you are asking for is the original airport card(802.11b) and not the new airport express card.

Here are a few I found:

http://www.powermax.com/cgi-global/generate_css_temp.cgi?p=a-51540
seems a little pricy to me, but a reputable vendor

http://www.macofalltrades.com/
search their site for airport card, they are 99 bucks

Here is an ebay search, any of these should be it, but just make sure it is the 802.11b card NOT 802.11g.
http://search.ebay.com/apple-airport-card-802-11b_W0QQsofocusZbsQQsbrftogZ1QQfromZR10QQsatitleZappleQ20airportQ20cardQ20802.11bQQsotrZ2QQcoactionZ compareQQcopagenumZ1QQcoentrypageZsearch

hope this helps.

evil_santa
Oct 13, 2004, 12:17 PM
if you are in the UK you can get a new airport card 802.11b from here (http://www.jigsaw24.com/proddesc.asp?ITEM=M608AEA)

plastree
Oct 13, 2004, 12:33 PM
While plastree is right, Airport cards are universal, you need to be sure that you do NOT get an Airport Extreme card. When apple upgraded to the Extreme models, they physically changed the connector on the card. So any Airport card will work in your eMac so long as it is not one of the newer Extreme cards.

Wow, that's news to me. Supremely lame, indeed. I was planning on installing an Airport card in my old iBook 600. I guess that's not gonna happen.

believo
Oct 13, 2004, 04:59 PM
you guys should try them: http://www.lacomputercompany.com/
their store is right down the street from me, so I know it's legit and this is the cheapest price I've found.

rdowns
Oct 13, 2004, 05:47 PM
hey guys: ive got a slight problem with my emac. basically i need an airport card but due to the fact that its 2 years old apple no longer make these cards. is there a solution to this problemn and if i have to use ebay what am i looking for!? sorry to be so lame but i am rather confused!! thanks very much

Your best bet, go to a local store that services Macs and ask them to order you an Airport card as a service part. Beats paying the crazy prices being asked these days.