WiFi for 867 PB

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  1. budaapple macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know which brand PCMCIA WiFi card will work in an older Powerbook. It will take the older wifi Airport card internally but I want to go 80211-G with a pc card. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. Coca-Cola macrumors 6502

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    Is this the 12 incher?

    If it is, the airport extreme card works.
     
  3. iGary Guest

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    I don't think an "older" (depending on what that means) PB will take an extreme. Most likely it will take the slower "AirPort" card.
     
  4. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    as long as your PB has a PCMIA slot, you can buy wireless G cards from apple ,
     
  5. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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    no no no

    You cannot buy wireless G cards from Apple which support the older PCMCIA slot of a Ti Book or G3 Book.

    There are only two companies (that I know of which sells compatible OS X 10.2.6+ cards.

    Sonnet and Gigadesigns. I have the Giga in a PB wallstreet and it is fully supported (no drivers needed) under 10.3.7. I also have a Linksys which has the correct chipset (broadcom) but it is no longer sold.

    Apple only sells the ALU powerbook G cards these days.
     
  6. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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  7. bubbamac macrumors 6502

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    I'm using an Orinoco Silver PCMCIA card and drivers from www.ioxperts.com .

    Works great, seems to have good reception - although I don't have much to compare it to.
     

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