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MacWireless 11g PCI AirPort Card

No software installation - works with the AirPort software built into your computer.

PCI Card

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This wireless card gets your PowerMac on the net wirelessly, freeing you from the necessity of running cables all over your home or small office. At an extreme 54 Mbps, you have all the bandwidth you need for downloading, sharing or printing large files. Works with any computer that can run OS X 10.2.6 or later and has an available PCI slot - including computers that cannot take Apple's 802.11g AirPort Extreme card. .

For Internet access, an access point and Internet connection are both required, or you can connect at your local hotspot. AirPort card must be removed for compatibility.

No software installation. Our 11g PCI Cards work with the AirPort software built into your computer!

11g PCI Card - OS X 10.3.3 and above - $19.98
11g PCI Card rev. A - OS X 10.2.6 and above - $29.98
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Expand or Contract Product Features
  • 54 Mbps maximum performance up to 150 feet.
  • 14 dBm output power.
  • 64-bit and 128-bit hardware-based WEP encryption.
  • Supports WPA security.
  • Designed to utilize Apple's AirPort drivers and software that is included with OS X 10.2.6 and later - no software to install.
  • Supports AppleTalk, TCP/IP, & other network protocols.
  • Works with Apple AirPort Base Stations including Extreme and Express, WiFi compliant Base Stations and other 802.11b/g Access Points. IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Compliant.
  • FCC Part 15 & CE compliant.
  • Apple AirPort compatible including support for AirPort Password, WPA mode, & AirPort Extreme.
Expand or Contract System Requirements

11g PCI Card rev. A: Requires Mac OS 10.2.6 (10.2.8 recommended) or later and Airport Drivers v. 3.1 or later.

11g PCI Card: Requires Mac OS 10.3.3 or later and AirPort Drivers v. 4.2 or later.

Both Cards work fine as an AirPort Card in Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6.

If there is an AirPort card installed in the computer, itmust be removed for compatibility.

We strongly recommend using the free software update feature (in 10.2 - Apple menu > System Preferences > Software Update, in OS X 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6 - Apple menu > Software Update) to acquire the latest version of your operating system before installation.

Expand or Contract Compatibile Macs

Not compatible with Dual-core PowerMac G5s since they have PCIx bus and not PCI.

Please verify this is the correct card for your computer as well as see your other wireless options at MacWireless Card Chooser.

Expand or Contract Related FAQs
Q: How do I get the AirPort icon to show in my menu bar?
A: Open the Network System Preferences Pane and choose 'Show: Network Port Configurations'. Make sure AirPort is checked - if it is unavailable, try re-inserting your 11g card. Then choose 'Show: AirPort' and choose the AirPort sub-pane. At the bottom of this pane is a checkbox that says 'Show AirPort Status in Menu Bar'. Check this box and the icon will appear in your menu bar.

Q: What is the difference between the 11g PCI Card rev. A and the 11g PCI Card rev. C?
A: Functionally, they are very much the same.  Both operate at up to 54 Mbps, both use the AirPort drivers built in to OS X, and both require an available PCI slot.  The difference is that each card needs a different minimum version of OS X and AirPort software to run.  The 11g PCI Card rev. C requires at least OS X 10.3.3 and Airport version 4.2, while the 11g PCI Card rev. A can be used on machines with at least OS X 10.2.6 and AirPort version 3.1 installed.

Issue: Can not connect to Linksys WAP11 ver.2.2
Description: The problem is with the firmware shipped with the Linksys WAP11 ver. 2.2.
Solution: Download and install the latest firmware from the Linksys web site. The latest firmware does resolve this issue.

Expand or Contract Software & Installation Instructions

No software necessary for Mac OS X.

Download Windows software for 11g PCI rev. A - size 5.2 MB
Download Windows software for 11g PCI - size 34.8 MB
works with Windows 98 (SE), Me, 2000 & XP*

Installation Instructions
Download Installation Instructions for 11g PCI rev A

Download Installation Instructions for 11g PCI

AirPort Card Removal Instructions

MacWireless High Power Access Point 2000 mW
Roam wirelessely with internet access and network speeds up to 54 Mbps. 12 times the output power of AirPort Base Stations!
Price: $149.98
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MacWireless Antenna Products
External antennas for AirPort Base Stations, AirPort cards, and wireless PCI cards.
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*While our Macintosh software is developed in house, any Windows, CE, & Linux software is developed by other parties and our support for the non-Macintosh software is limited to simply offering such software. WE CURRENTLY DO NOT SUPPORT NON-MACINTOSH SOFTWARE and such software is provided as is, without support or liability. Please use carefully and at your own risk.

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