Airport Original or Extreme?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sjjordan, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. sjjordan macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2003
    United States
    I've started Med school and soon am going to be able to use a wireless network connection for all my internet needs. I think they're using the 802.11b?? Not sure, but I think that might be right.

    Anyway, I'm planning on getting an airport card for my G3 "firewire", and am not sure whether to go extreme or original. Will I get a network boost if I get the extreme???

  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    You're talking about a Clamshell iBook? It will only take the original Airport card (802.11b). Airport Extreme only works with the very newest computers.

    That's not as bad as it might sound though. If you're just using it for internet, the "b" speeds are still faster than your net connection. "G" is helpful if you're transfering very large files from computer to computer. On the net it will be no faster.

Share This Page