Does new airport extreme card work in iMac G3?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 01jamcon, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    01jamcon

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    As the title says, will the new airport extreme card with 802.11n work in an old iMac G3 capable of adding an airport card? I know I need the card adaptor, but does this new one work fine, or do I need to buy an older version? Also, which old macs would have compatible airport cards?
     
  2. macrumors P6

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    The new card does not work in an original AirPort slot. To my knowledge, there is no adapter.
     
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    01jamcon

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    Thank you for your quick reply and at least now I know what to focus my searching on.
     
  4. macrumors G5

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    Few options

    Original Airport card. These can be expensive because it's no longer produced. Costs $80 or more? which is the same price or more expensive as an iMac g3).

    USB wireless card. These are limited to the usb 1 transfer speed of imac g3. So even if you get g, you'll be at most be at b speed.

    Long ethernet cable.
     
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