Question about Airport cards

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by machobson, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. machobson macrumors regular

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    I have a questions about airport cards that isn't mentioned on Apple's site. Can you use an airport extreme card with an original graphite airport base station? And just to verify that if you have an airport extreme base station, you can use an original airport card with that too right? Thanks alot
     
  2. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Should be able to. I'm not sure, but the only downside here would be regarding 802.11/b & /g, with the older graphite model only being /b and therefore, slower? One will be limited by the other. The extreme range should be /b and /g compatible but it will likely be compatible, but fall back to the lowest common denominator (/b)

    Yeah - it should work!
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Yes to both.

    Just one little note: When connecting a Mac with an old AirPort (802.11b) card to an AirPort Extreme (802.11g) base, make sure the base is set to B/G and not G only.
     
  4. machobson thread starter macrumors regular

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