I can has 802.11n card in my iMac G5?

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  1. pawn3d macrumors regular

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    1. I wouldn't recommend even opening up your iMac unless you're adventurous and confident in doing so.
    2. You might be better off using this. You might find a cheaper one that uses compatible drivers.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I'm gonna go with "No," but I could be wrong.
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    Not an official Apple Card. The Apple cards that work in the G5 are the G model AirPort Extreme (the $30 one on Apple's Website), plus, you cannot buy an N card separately.

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  5. pawn3d thread starter macrumors regular

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    OOOOoooooooooo, they have generics out there? :D
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I linked to a USB one. I doubt you'll find one for the internal Mini-PCI slot though.
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i can't remember if the card is built onto the MB or not even, it might be, so it might not be removable to replace.
     
  8. TEG macrumors 604

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    I looked online to get my answer, and the G5's the card was removable. I don't know about the new ones, but Apple only sells the G model on their stores.

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  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The Airport Extreme (PowerPC) was a larger Mini-PCI card. The newer Airport Extreme (Intel) card is a smaller Mini-PCI-Express x1 card. You can get the MacBook card and install it in an Intel mini to give it 802.11n support.
     
  10. TEG macrumors 604

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    Good to know. But that still doesn't give the OP N from an internal card for his iMac.

    I would almost suggest using an Airport Express to connect to an N network, then use an Ethernet cable to connect it, as USB does have some Bandwidth issues.

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  11. pawn3d thread starter macrumors regular

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    its cool, i lose, game over, time to buy a new Mac. :(

    thanks for all your help.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah the ones that don't have Apple branding, manufactured by the same OEMs and costs half as much.
     

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