Airport card question...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by masterjedi73, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. masterjedi73 macrumors 6502

    masterjedi73

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    I have an AirPort card from 1999. Which base system should I use with it and where's the best place to get it?

    thanks
     
  2. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    Any 802.11b access point/router should work for you. The Linksys BEFW11S4 is roughly $50.
     
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    airport extreme will run with it but at the lower speeds. or get a used airport
     
  4. nargot macrumors regular

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    do a google search for wireless b routers
     
  5. masterjedi73 thread starter macrumors 6502

    masterjedi73

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    So I noticed that that model does not say it works for Mac. It lists all of the Windows platforms, though....Will I need a CD or software to use it? ...or is it plug and play on the mac?
     
  6. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -masterjedi73

    Plug and play. TCP/IP is TCP/IP. :D
     
  7. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I have the Netgear WGR614, which is an 802.11g router (54 Mbps). You may not need the extra speed.

    Amazon is selling the Netgear MR814 (802.11b) for $24 after rebates. Plus shipping is free if you choose SuperSaver.

    Here's a LINK
     
  8. MacBoyX macrumors 6502

    MacBoyX

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    I use Linksys's router and here's the low down,

    It cannot be upgraded (have the flash bios replaced) with a Mac easily, but it certaily works fine, the configuration utility runs via a web browser, even Safari.

    I like linksys a little more than netgear since I think they have an easier to understand setup utility (via ur browser).

    You do not need an AirPort Base Station, even used ones are PRICEY.

    macboyX
     
  9. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    A good solid 802.11b Access station/base station will be fine. Linksys, D-Link, etc are all good makes. Belking, i haven't had such good reception with, although their other products are usually good.

    Despite this, it may be worth getting a 802.11g base station so it will be future proof for a few more years and not that much more expensive anymore.

    I have an Airport Extreme base station with a G5 wired, and iMac USB WiFi b and an iBook with the 1999 airport card. Everything is running cool :cool:
     

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