iMac G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 2ndchancephones, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. 2ndchancephones macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2011
    Denton, TX

    I got my hands on two more of these machines. Two of the don't have airport cards in them. I can install them, but was curious, has Apple put out different models of these cards over the years? If so, what it the latest that will run on these machines?

    I found this, Apple AirPort 630-2883/C 11Mbps 802.11b Wireless LAN Card, on this the latest one that will work?

    Thanks again!
  2. KurtangleTN macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    Apple has released the original Airport (802.11b 11mbs) and Airport extreme (802.11g 54mbps), I'm pretty sure if your iMac G4 doesn't have built in wireless it's capabilities are only the 802.11b for internal.

    That's about as high as you can go with it, since the USB ports are probably USB 1.1, which means they MAX out at 11mbps.

    This will be helpful for you -
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Depending on the speed of your iMac, you'll need a different card. If it is 700mhz or 800mzh you'll need the Original Airport card. If its 1Ghz or 1.25Ghz, you'll need the Airport Extreme card. To install these cards is very easy. All you do is remove the bottom metal plate and put the card in.
  4. Riky.loebis macrumors newbie


    Feb 27, 2011
    Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia
    Depending on the speed of your iMac,,

    if it 700 and 800 mhz u can use AirPort card (802.11b).
    if it 1.0 and 1.25 GHz GHz, u can use AirPort Extreme card (802.11b/g)

    :apple: thank's

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