Airport Cards

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by alexprice, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    Apple's standard airport cards now cost £300+!!!!!!!!

    I cant beleve it, what are all the G3 iBook, G4 Titanium, PMG4, eMac and Slot load iMac owners supposed to do?

    D-Link does the DWL-122 which is crap unless you use 10.2.

    Apple's website has a belkin card which it says will only work with 15" & 17" TiBooks, that doesn't make any sense to me as there isn't a 17" Titanium.
    Also theres not mention of what OS it will work on.

    I once found an iBook with an HP Airport card, however, I cant find them online yet.

    Could anybody put me in the right direction about what to do.

    Alex
     
  2. alexstein macrumors 6502a

    alexstein

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    I haven't ordered anything from this vendor nor do I live in the UK but I found an original airport card for you. Otherwise eBay might be a good source.

    Link

    Best of luck and let us know what you ended up doing.
     
  3. jbernie macrumors 6502a

    jbernie

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    Define, crap unless you use 10.2. Does the 10.2 OS actually detect the device so you do not require drivers?

    I am looking for something for a G3 ibook and like you have found the airport card pricing to be outrageous. US$150 minimum from any resonable reputable store.

    There is an aeropad mini but that requires an ethernet cable and a usb cable to power the external device, not a very elegant solution but the only one I know that is actually supposed to work.

    I guess no one is really interested in mac wireless because of the airport cards being so common.

    James
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Wow...I was going to recommend SmallDog, but their price has gone up too:

    http://www.smalldog.com/product/36265

    Still less than £300, but not anywhere near reasonable. :( I think it's just that it's a part that hasn't been in service in quite a while now.... Perhaps eBay? I see some on there for somewhat less than SmallDog's price. :eek:
     
  5. calyxman macrumors 6502a

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    I'm glad I found this thread because I was considering getting the original airport card for my iBook G3. Are there any aftermarket cards that will fit into the airport slot? Mac-Pro.com had some of the originals but they were 149 and they're out of stock. So is PB Fixit.

    I don't have an airport base station, but what I'd like to do is purchase a wireless LinkSys Vonage router to replace my existing LinkSys router. Would the old airport be compatible with something like the LinkSys? I think it runs 802.11g while the Airport was 802.11b.

    Thanks!

    Edit: Affordable Computers offers the airport at $119, 9.95 for ground shipping. That seems kind of pricey. I priced out the aforementioned D-link and it ranges anywhere from $25 to $60.
     

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