Airport Extreme

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  1. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone tell me if an Airport Extreme card will work on a iMac g4 700mhz w/out Usb 2.0?
     
  2. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    I'm afraid not. The 700MHz iMac G4 was originally launched in 2002 and Airport Extreme came in 2003. That machine will have an original Airport card slot. Apple doesn't make these anymore but you should be able to find one on eBay.
     
  3. mklos macrumors 68000

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    I will warn you that these are fairly expensive now days as like Johnny said, Apple no longer makes these cards so they're going for around $90+/card on eBay.
     
  4. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

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    90...good luck finding one under 120...ive been searching for about a month...
     
  5. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    Those cards are so expensive now. If you can snatch one up for 90 you are in luck. Wholesale you are looking at a whooping 150-160 bucks.

    Keep checking ebay or amazon for a decently priced original airport card.
     
  6. paddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

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    i tried actually calling the american branch of this company and they said it wasnt osx compatible, or at least they dont have the drivers. so it may have been the rep,,,or it could be a bum deal...let us know though if u decide to venture and buy it!
     
  8. mklos macrumors 68000

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    I would stay away from USB Wireless adapters for the Mac. The software for them is generally very poorly written and can cause kernel panics. AirPort is the safest way to go wireless.

    ALSO

    NOTICE: I said $90+ as in $90 or more!!!!
     
  9. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

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    ah very true i forgot the kernel panics...those will be a problem too...isnt that what happened with that dwl-122 adapter? i almost picked one of those up!
     
  10. nullasalus macrumors newbie

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    Similar question

    Is Airport Extreme compatible with a iMac G4 800 Mhz? I have a feeling that the answer is no....
     
  11. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Nope. Only 1 Ghz or higher iMac G4s support Airport Extreme.
     
  12. neffedo macrumors member

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    I was just wondering if a 1.25 GHz eMac that came with 10.3 would need an original airport or an airport extreme card? 'Cause I have an original airport kicking around but I don't know much to do with it (it came with my G3 iBook that crapped the bed) except for maybe put it in the eMac. Are there different types of cards for desktops and notebooks or are they all made the same?

    Thanks.
     
  13. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    Download this handy little program:

    http://www.mactracker.ca/

    Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple, Motorola, PowerComputing, and UMAX Mac OS computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options. Also included is information on Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPod, AirPort Base Stations, Newtons, and Mac OS versions.
     
  14. neffedo macrumors member

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    This is super! Thanks a lot. I'm sad that the eMac can't use the original airport card though. . .
     
  15. hyperpasta macrumors 6502a

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    Crap!

    Does this mean when the next AirPort (AirPort Supreme, anyone?) comes out it won't work with my iMac G5? That means no streaming the iLife-bundled Front Row interface to my TV :(.
     
  16. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Who knows, but generally it seems Apple doesn't embrace new standards until they are firmly rooted in the market. So I'm sure the 802.11g Airport Extreme will be around for a bit longer.
    :)
     

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