Airport card for G3 iBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Benito Malito, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Benito Malito macrumors newbie

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    Hello I'm a new member here but I've read the site before. My iBook is getting a new hard drive this week. Reading this board helped me a lot with that ordeal.

    I also decided to get an airport card. It's a G3 700mhz 640 ram, and I bought it just over 3 years ago. I've read and searched quite a bit, but it seems the best thing to do is bite the bullet, and drop like $150.

    Here's one;

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ORIGINAL-APPLE-...819125561QQcategoryZ80060QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Is this the nicest, fastest plug and play solution? Are there alternatives that are signifiantly cheaper and do not require me to wait/bid/snipe etc.?
     
  2. California macrumors 68040

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    I got one new last year at Unitek in Los Angeles for about 79 bucks. Seems high.
     
  3. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    smalldog.com has them sometimes, as does lacomputercompany.com
     
  4. Benito Malito thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good links guys. Thanks. Unfortunately only lacomputer had them $169 plus tax and shipping. Yikes.

    Are there any non-apple backwards compatible options? Like this one for powerbooks?

    http://store.yahoo.com/lovemacs/soarex.html


    Best price I found in-stock.

    http://www.macofalltrades.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=AIRPORT1&Show=TechSpecs

    That's where I ended up ordering one from. $136 shipped, and no bidding/sniping/waiting.
     
  5. moot macrumors regular

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    Wow, that's steep.

    I thought I paid a lot -- $96 on ebay.

    Is that how much the market price is nowadays :eek:
     
  6. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    i would've gotten an airport card (ibook g3 600mhz) but i decided to go with two belkin ethernet bridge/access-points, one for my router and one for my ibook. my ibook's display is cracked, so it's basically a mac mini with a keyboard (i use an external flatscreen display), so i went for that option, as my computer is stationary...http://www.powerbooktech.com/ has usually had the old airport card fairly cheap, not sure about now though....good luck!

    EDIT $59 @ powerbook tech: http://www.powerbooktech.com/item,name-Airport-card,cat-(4).htm
     
  7. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I have one. If my deal on eBay doesn't go through (I don't think it will), I'll sell you it.
     
  8. Benito Malito thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'd given up on an airport card until I found this site while looking for info to get my iBook's HD repaired.
    But $59 Wow $59. Thanks dude. Far exceeds my expectations. I wish I'd been more patient, but I cancelled my other order, and it was fine.
    BTW that link is out of stock, and the price went up to $65. At least they aren't gouging.
     
  9. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    these airport card have gone insane in price over the last year i remember looking on ebay and $85 was the highest price in sight now they are way over $120
    i bought one airport card in the marketplace a few months back for $30, wow i guess i got a deal
    just look around there for people selling thiers, you might just come along a bargin and save a lot of money.
     

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