AirPort Adapter for iMacDV?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by nintendo1138, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. nintendo1138 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2004
    I got the adapter on Ebay for 5 bucks...but it don't work...just take the 20 bucks and don't trust the Dlink **** like I know everyone tries.
  2. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    He's not referring to anything made by D-Link. It's an adapter that allows an Airport card to be installed into an older iMac.
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    The Adapter in Question was made, because oringinally, the Airport was not going to be a PCMCIA card, but a proprietary card of similar size. Once the Cost Factor was figured, and the PCMCIA card were chosen. The problem was many Powerbooks and iMacs had already shipped with the new port. Apple Designed an adapter, and that is the one in question. Thankfully, the adapter comes with most new "old" Airport Cards. Infact I have one kicking around at home, I think. If you can't get one with the Airport Card, talk to a local Apple Authorized Reseller, they probabily have hundreds just lying around.

  4. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    It's just a special piece of plastic. No big deal, and it's still internal.
  5. nintendo1138 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2004
    I know what adapter he's talking about Tom, i was mearly encouraging him to actually buy the adapter rather then take the shorter(Cheaper sometimes) road with 3rd party crap.

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