Wireless Card - Airport or other?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by the_wallcrawler, May 11, 2004.

  1. the_wallcrawler macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2003
    you may have read earlier about my network card getting fried. well now ill be picking up a wireless card for my tibook 400. would the old airport card work best?
  2. cpjakes macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2003
    Buffalo, NY
    That's the only one that will work internally, actually. There are some PCMCIA cards that work, but the internal one is just so much more elegant. Plus you don't have to worry about breaking the card off because it sticks out from the machine.

  3. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    i would reccomend getting the airport extreme card with the converter module (both available from apple.com/store) you may as well go up to airport extreme... otheriwse, you can still get an old airport card (native to your laptop) from apple.com/store as well.

    good luck!

    (sorry about the network card)
  4. idkew macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    there is NO converter for an airport extreme card to fit in your TiBook internally. The converter at the apple store is for a different purpose.

    i would go on eBay and get a used, working original airport card and call it a day. i would not get an external card. you have a laptop for portability, why have an extra thing to tote around?
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
  6. the_wallcrawler thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2003
    to late everyone...........i stopped by my local apple store and bought a brand new airport card. i typing on my tibook with it as we speak....

    maybe my nic getting fried was a blessing in disguise. i've been wanting to go wireless for awhile now, i just never pulled the trigger.

    thanks for all the advice!

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