Oh NO! PLEASE HELP (Airport Extreme Card )

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Okay, I just bought a non-refundable Airport Extreme Card for my Dual Processor G4 1GHZ (mirror drives). And then I found out that it wasn't Extreme Compatible. Is there anyway that I can make the card work??
     
  2. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Nope, the new cards are on a totally different bus than the old ones.

    It may not be refundable, but you can always try swapping it for the other type of card.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    awww that sucks! thats totally retarded and bogus!
     
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    Flowbee

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    Your best be is to sell it on ebay (you'll get nearly full price for it) and then buy a regular airport card ($20 cheaper than the extreme card).

    Or maybe someone here would trade their regualr airport card for your extreme card.

    Otherwise, I don't think there's an adaptor (yet).
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    You may want to see if somoene on MR wants to trade for a regular card +15 or 20 so each of oyu benefit. Just a thought
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    the Macmarket

    take it to the MacMarket on Fourth at MacDonald, they will sell it on consignment, or maybe trade for a regular one. much less hassle than eBay.
     
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    macstudent

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    Actually, there may be a way for it to work.

    I have heard that airport extreme will be able to work via the pcmca(spell?) slot on powerbooks. Now I know you can get pcmca readers for your g4, therefore you could plug your airport extreme into the pcmca reader and plug that into your pcmca adapter and it might work.

    But this would be pointless since you would be spending more $$ than it would cost to purchase a new old airport card. But it would be fun to try:)
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Where'd you get a non-refundable G card? Seems odd to me to be getting very new hardware without the possibility of return. All the local Mac shops take returns.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do you think they will come out with adapters anytime soon?!?!
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    proably not that soon it seems like apple wants to sell new computers with g so they ...sell more computers
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    THAT IS THE WORST MARKETING EVER...That just makes people that want Extreme on their old mac just not buy it. Do they really think that people will buy a WHOLE NEW system just so they can use Extreme...sigh...apple, apple, apple....
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    i would think since a g router is backwards comaptible they are very open to those ppl with older macs connection via .b i'm not sure its a direct strategy of apples but i would assume they figure most ppl are smart enough to buy the correct card at the time of purchase (i'm not saying you but in general they might ask the sales rep or person they buy from for the correct card). Also it seems like many of the older macs wouldn't have a port with suffiecent speed for this new tech neway (the laptops and old imacs)
     
  13. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Somebody will have a PCI upgrade card for it, but watch it'll only have PC drivers. :rolleyes:
     
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    iJon

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    its not marketing. its just hardware and im sure they woud have used the old form factor if all possibly. its smart apple used the new form factor, way more smaller an can reduce weight. when apple came out with firewire no one complained that they couldnt use it, they just went and bought a third party card that would allow firewire on their computer.

    iJon
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    Re: Oh NO! PLEASE HELP

    hey i remember you, B418 :p :D (its pacifica )
     
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hahaha hey :D :D :D What happened to B418? is it dead now? i hven't gone in a long time.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    Any one know the throughput on a PCMCIA bus? Can it even handle the throughput from a G card? That might be the reason apple didn't pick it.
     
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    MacBandit

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    It sure can. The slot that Apple used for the regular Airport card apparently could not though. That is the reason for the new form factor.
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    Airport Card

    I have a spare old style airport card and would be interested in a trade for it. I'm in the UK though and I'm not sure what you would like in addition to the card. If you are interested email me at british_webobjects@mac.com. I'd get it posted off Saturday. I have a friend in Victoria who could be the middleman if needed.
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    if and when they make PCI cards for AE, it won't hold an 802.11g card, it will *be* an 802.11g card. there won't ever be any adapter to make the AE card work on other computers-- i think it's a proprietary interface anyway.

    I don't know how 'retarded' your computer is, but *you're* the one that bought an incompatable card.

    pnw
     

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