Old iBook that needs an AirPort card

igucl

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 11, 2003
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Hello, everyone. I have a quick question here. I have a 700 Mhz G3 iBook and I want to put a wireless card in it. What I'm wondering is if it would be possible to put a third-party card in it, or if I'll need to get an AirPort card. Also, is it right that this model is only compatible with 802.11 b? Could I put a new AirPort Extreme card in it, or do I have to find a used regular AirPort?

Thanks for any information you have. :)
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Adelaide, Australia
Sorry but regular 802.11b AirPort cards are the only ones that'll fit. Your only alternative is a USB dongle, but I'd recommend the AirPort card. :)
 
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TMA

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Jan 6, 2003
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England
Regular Airport cards were discontinued last year but you can still find them new from places that source them out as spare/engineer parts. They are often quite expensive though (we do them for £90)
 
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rhodest

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May 12, 2005
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You have to do some searching for the original airport cards. The lowest I've seen from a store it $78 usd although i'm sure there are some cheaper than that.
 
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iEdd

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Aug 8, 2005
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Your best bet is the 802.11b @ 11Mbps airport card..

Though a third party one could be alright. Either a USB dongle or a PCMCIA card. Though both of them will have a bulg sticking out of your computer at least a little bit.
 
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