Will the Airport Extreme Card work in this computer?

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  1. chuchichan2524 macrumors regular

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    Will the Airport Extreme card work in a g4 desktop (the mirrored drive door model)?

    Or will this model of desktop take only the airport card?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MacTruck macrumors 65816

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    Will work if the MDD G4 has Firewire 800.
     
  3. chuchichan2524 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see. So if it doesn't have firewire 800, the "regular" Airport card will work? I wasn't aware that there was more than one version of the G4 MDD model.
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Uh... I didn't think Airport Extreme was supported on any G4 PowerMac...
     
  5. chuchichan2524 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just checked the specs on the Apple website of the MDD G4 models. I don't think any of them come with firewire800? Is there a model that does that I am not aware of? I'm pretty sure that the model doesn't have firewire800.
     
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  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Interesting. And it is Airport Extreme BTW.

    The FW800 model of G4 was sold for only a few months, then discontinued and a less powerful G4 sold in its place because the G5s were out.
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    He-he... I got it right at the link, at least... :eek: Fixed...

    BTW, all of them can use AirPort Express, so it wasn't totally wrong... just usless information, in this case... ;)
     
  9. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    You could alwayys use a Belkin PCI wireless adapter which will be detected as an airport extreme card and will be a fair bit cheaper...

    SHadOW ;)
     
  10. Cuckoo macrumors 6502

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    I agree with shadowmoses. I've installed a Belkin PCI wilreless adapted in two G4's (a Sawtooth and a MDD), behaves just like an extreme, with no extra drivers, or any other hassle, after plugging it in, you won't even notice you've got an other card than the original.... and all of that for 15 euro's....
     
  11. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

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    what type of Belkin card did you buy (on the belkin site they only show pci cards in the non-apple section...) and 15 euro's??? they say 80usd for a pci card... if you mean the g type...
     
  12. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the K5D7000 I believe. It's like $35 at Walmart. It worked flawlessly!
     
  13. Jo-Kun macrumors 6502a

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    no walmart here in belgium :p hehe ;-) anyway first I still need to get my G4 wich is at a friends place... and then see from there what I'll do with it ;-)
     
  14. Cuckoo macrumors 6502

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    i bought mine from a little bizz in rotterdam.... sometimes he adversises on www.tweedehandsmac.nl probably best to keep your eye on that, i can't remember the name...

    Bear in mind, i bought a new card....
     
  15. jMc macrumors 6502

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    I found this page particularly useful when sourcing a PCI wireless G card for a Blue & White PM. All the information should hold true for any PCI Macintosh running X.

    jx
     
  16. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    I'm surprised there's not a Walmart in Belgium. They seem to be everywhere else, lol. Anyways, that card is a great card I'd highly recommend you get it. Just not from Walmart.
     

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