Airport Card Compatibility?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sourpatchkidACB, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. sourpatchkidACB macrumors newbie

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    We have a Belkin wireless router for our PC. If I get an Airport card for my ibook, will the wireless work for mine?
     
  2. Wireless Buddy macrumors regular

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    If your iBook is a G3, I think your router would need to be 802.11a or b. It can be other letters, but it needs to support either a or b for it to work with an iBook G3's AirPort Original card. If you have a G4 iBook, it would have an AirPort Extreme Card, so it would use 802.11a/b/g. So your router would need to have either a/b/g.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. sourpatchkidACB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if the belkin was a 802.11g, the card wouldn't work?

    If not, is there any other way I can wireless?
     
  4. Wireless Buddy macrumors regular

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    If the Belkin was ONLY 802.11g, it wouldn't work. But I think almost all routers are backwards compatible with 802.11a/b. So just double check, and you're good to go.
     
  5. Wireless Buddy macrumors regular

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    Just to elaborate, it should say something like 802.11a/b/g on the box.
     

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