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Where to buy Airport Card

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Shirlbob2013 Calculating status...
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Nov 26, 2013 3:14 PM

Where can I buy an Air Port Extreme Card 661-2755 ?  This is the number that I was told to get for EMac  1.42 GH2, Power PC G4

Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,605 points)
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    Nov 26, 2013 7:36 PM (in response to Shirlbob2013)

    Giving us and idea of where you are is a very useful concept when asking "where to buy." That way we won't give you a lot of leads to resellers who won't ship to where you live.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Nov 27, 2013 2:43 PM (in response to Shirlbob2013)

    Great news, thanks, please let us know the outcome!

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,605 points)
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    Dec 4, 2013 7:08 PM (in response to Shirlbob2013)

    Seating the Airport card in an eMac takes enough force to actullay cause the 50-pound/22-kilo computer to slide across the table. Your experience is quite common. It is an unexpectedly high force that is required. You may wish to have a friend support the eMac form the back while you push the card from the front.

     

    Give it a try and please let us know if that worked.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Dec 5, 2013 6:00 PM (in response to Shirlbob2013)

    What encryption method does the Router use, & can you set it?

     

    Instead of joining your Network from the list, click the WiFi icon at the top, and click join other network. Fill in everything as needed.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,605 points)
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    Dec 5, 2013 6:02 PM (in response to Shirlbob2013)

    I am sure the Verizon person is totally wrong (stated thusly to avoid saying the person is at maximum capacity of waste material!). That Airport Extreme card was used until 2009 so I don't think it is "too old." And there are plenty of people here using even older Airport cards in eMacs. I suspect it is a router setting or encryption issue. Example: some routers that can broadcast b, g, and n speeds can be set to broadcast only one. If that setting was to limit speeds to "b" or "n" it would have to be changed for the "g" rated AE card to use it.

     

    Are you fighting a proximity problem? According to the MacTracker database, the AE card has a max range of 150 feet (45 m) when doing wireless "b" but only 50 feet (15 m) under the faster wireless "g."

     

    What may be best at this point, assuming BD doesn't have a suggestion, is to post in the Airport forum here:

     

    AirPort

     

    being sure to give the name and model of your wireless router. Keep both threads open and, if I see BD, I'll ask him to take another look. I don't have Airport in either of our eMacs. I am trying to use a USB 2.0 dongle on the 1.42 eMac but got interrupted by knee replacement surgery this fall; not much progress until I can get enough strength back in that leg to pack a massive computer to my usual work area!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Dec 5, 2013 7:03 PM (in response to Allan Jones)

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Allan!

     

    I think my 3 eMacs are in their final resting places now, as I'm certain they weigh closer to 300 pounds!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Dec 9, 2013 4:13 PM (in response to Shirlbob2013)

    The IP address from the Imac that I'm using is the same numbers that I put in the emac.

    Make a New Location, Using network locations in Mac OS X ...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2712

     

    10.5, 10.6, 10.7 & 10.8…

     

    System Preferences>Network, top of window>Locations>Edit Locations, little plus icon, give it a name.

     

     

    10.5.x/10.6.x/10.7.x/10.8.x instructions...

     

    System Preferences>Network, click on the little gear at the bottom next to the + & - icons, (unlock lock first if locked), choose Set Service Order.

     

    The interface that connects to the Internet should be dragged to the top of the list.

     

    10.4 instructions...

     

    Is that Interface dragged to the top of Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations.

     

    In Network>TCP/IP>DNS Servers:, for that Interface enter these numbers & Apply...

     

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    If using Wifi/Airport...

     

    Instead of joining your Network from the list, click the WiFi icon at the top, and click join other network. Fill in everything as needed.

     

    For 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8, System Preferences>Network, unlock the lock if need be, highlight the Interface you use to connect to Internet, click on the advanced button, click on the DNS tab, click on the little plus icon, then add these numbers...

     

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    (There may be better or faster DNS numbers in your area, but these should be a good test).

    Click OK.

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