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Old Nov 7, 2009, 10:02 PM   #1
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Which airport card for my G4 iMac

It's me again, with yet another question.

I want to get an Airport card for my G4, but when I went searching I found a few different ones and haven't been able to get a straight answer. I'm also told that I might need some kind of adapter as well?

I assumed that it would be the same one that I put in my G4 iBook, but am I wrong?

1.25GHz 20" G4 iMac(the one in my sig)


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Old Nov 7, 2009, 10:10 PM   #2
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You are going to have to shine a flashlight inside ... and look at the connector

one is like a PCMCIA card

AirPort Card: Compatible Macintosh Computers

and the other is a mini-PCI card

AirPort Extreme Card: Compatible Macintosh computers

If you look at the / About this Mac / More Info / ...

You might be able to see which card is used, even though it says Not Present

Locating your exact machine in ...

http://www.lowendmac.com/imacs/index.shtml

http://support.apple.com/specs/

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Old Nov 7, 2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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Ok,
Looks like the Airport, not the extreme.

The article below shows a pic of the same iMac I have in.

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/i...takeapart.html

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Old Nov 7, 2009, 10:20 PM   #4
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If you have USB 2.0 you need Airport Extreme.
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Old Nov 7, 2009, 10:52 PM   #5
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I decided to atop being lazy and took it apart. It clearly needs the Extreme card.

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