PowerBook G4 12" internal airport

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  1. Faloude macrumors newbie

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    So suppose you have this PowerBook G4 12" (A1010 EMC 1986). Apparently it CAN have an internal airport (B) module if it was built-to-order. I'm trying to determine if this is the case for the particular PowerBook on my work space here.

    Is the "built in" completely integrated on the motherboard or is it a visible module somewhere? It can't be in the expansion slot because then it wouldn't be called "internal".
     
  2. MisterBiro macrumors member

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    It goes in the Airport slot beside the battery.

    I wasn't aware this was a BTO option, as the original 867 12" I bought way back when came with WiFi.
     
  3. Amethyst1, Oct 20, 2018
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    AirPort was standard on the 867MHz, but the AirPort Extreme card was BTO.
     
  4. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    I don't believe any of the AlBooks were compatible with the original Airport 802.11b cards and from what I've seen, the original implementation was only available in the PCMCIA style format and not as the mini-PCIe style of the later "onboard" modules.
     
  5. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    All 12” PowerBooks have a user accessible AirPort Extreme slot in the battery bay which takes the standard A1026 card. The only difference is later models had the card pre-installed and early on it was an add on.
     

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