Question about Airport cards

machobson

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Apr 19, 2005
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I have a questions about airport cards that isn't mentioned on Apple's site. Can you use an airport extreme card with an original graphite airport base station? And just to verify that if you have an airport extreme base station, you can use an original airport card with that too right? Thanks alot
 

AlBDamned

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Mar 14, 2005
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machobson said:
I have a questions about airport cards that isn't mentioned on Apple's site. Can you use an airport extreme card with an original graphite airport base station? And just to verify that if you have an airport extreme base station, you can use an original airport card with that too right? Thanks alot

Should be able to. I'm not sure, but the only downside here would be regarding 802.11/b & /g, with the older graphite model only being /b and therefore, slower? One will be limited by the other. The extreme range should be /b and /g compatible but it will likely be compatible, but fall back to the lowest common denominator (/b)

Yeah - it should work!
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Mar 10, 2004
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Yes to both.

Just one little note: When connecting a Mac with an old AirPort (802.11b) card to an AirPort Extreme (802.11g) base, make sure the base is set to B/G and not G only.