Which airport card does my mac take?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by paulwgraber, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. paulwgraber macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2013
    I have an airport extreme card from another G4 I had but it doesn't seem to fit. I have a G4 1.25 FW400 model. Does mine just take a regular airport card?
  2. harrymatic macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Yes it does, but it only supports 808.11b which is really slow by today's standards.

    Instead, do a quick search on eBay for PCI Airport card - they go in the PCI slot, and because they use the Broadcom chipset they appear to OS X as a genuine Airport Extreme card. I don't think they're supported under OS 9 though so that may be a deal breaker depending on what you want to do with the machine.
  3. paulwgraber thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2013
    OS9 is not an issue I would only run the internet under OSX.
  4. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    Does the machine have Firewire 800? If not, then you need the original AirPort Card, not the Extreme card.

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