Is My Mac Wireless-Ready

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by billman8, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. billman8 macrumors newbie

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    I've got one of the first generation iMacs with the "floating" screen and the 800mhz processor. I've recently moved it into an office where they only have the 802.11b wireless internet. If I chuck out $80 for a wireless card, is it going to work? I've looked all over the internet and there's no "list" if Wireless-ready or Extreme Wireless-ready macs.

    Thanks in advance,

    -b
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Yep. it'll work.

    As robbieduncan pointed out, no Extreme, but that is in your case not necessary anyway.
    802.11b is "normal" Airport (11 Mbps).

    Edit: Check this article out for installation.
     
  4. billman8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow. Thanks for the quick response everyone. This has been a tremendous help.

    cheers,


    -b
     
  5. unc32 macrumors regular

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    put in an airport card (50-70 bucks from apple) and you are good to go. that is what powers my imac.
     

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