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darknight84
5th April 2005, 07:58 PM
So my airport card is now dead in the ibook, i know this since i removed it and used a friends airport card for a short while to test. My question is does it have to be an airport card installed in my ibook or can I use another wireless card like from belkin?

My ibook is an G3 800Mhz just so you guys know (compatibility issues) I really cant afford to buy another one since they cost so much, even on ebay the cost a fair bit and since im a student im on a budget. So is using another wireless card like belkin 802.11b ok? would it even work? who here does have one installed? belkin - dlink whichever...

Thanks ya'll

tempestas
5th April 2005, 08:25 PM
The Airport and Airport extreme cards use proprietary connection sockets. If you can't get another Airport card, there was a recent thread detailing various USB 802/11b adapters that work. See here (http://forums.appletalk.com.au/index.php?showtopic=5408) to check.

There is also a pinned topic dealing with various alternate Wireless cards that can be easily used with OS X here (http://forums.appletalk.com.au/index.php?showtopic=3482)

Bummer about the Airport Card and good luck with finding a solution that suits your budget and needs.

macmate
5th April 2005, 08:27 PM
you can find some AP cards around.

tempestas
5th April 2005, 08:35 PM
Additionally Techbuy have this (http://www.techbuy.com.au/products/38184/NETWORKING_WIRELESS/D-Link/DWL-122/DWL-122_11Mbps_Wireless_LAN_USB_Key_-_802.11b.asp) USB adapter as no doubt will many other online retailers Including a one of Appletalk's previous sponsors Streetwise DLink USB wireless adapter (http://www.streetwise.com.au/default.php?cPath=35_92)

pipsqeek
5th April 2005, 11:59 PM
Macmate, I think they mentioned they can get the cards.

But truthfully. eBay and other places that sell them, do so at a preium these days, as Apple has discontinued the cards. And there is still a massive demand for them.

Good luck with your quest.

pipsqeek

Byrd
6th April 2005, 05:51 PM
Every now and then Airport cards show up on the FS forum here, for good prices. I'd just keep saving up for one as an external USB/network bridge will be an annoyance, too bulky and cumbersome for a portable machine.

JB

darknight84
6th April 2005, 06:53 PM
Yeah alright, if anyone out there is selling a standard airport card then please msg me. I really need one for my home networking and uni. Thanks.

spargo
6th April 2005, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by darknight84@Apr 6 2005, 06:53 PM
Yeah alright, if anyone out there is selling a standard airport card then please msg me. I really need one for my home networking and uni. Thanks.
I was about to suggest to you darkknight84 to try the Wanted to Buy (http://forums.appletalk.com.au/index.php?showforum=27) section of our Trading Forum, and then I see you have already done it..

Good luck with the hunt!