Network Card in iMac G5

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Hi all, got a quick question:

Forgive my illiteracy, but can the iMac G5 use 3rd party wireless cards, (i.e. Linksys) or can you only use Airport?

(i have a 1st generation 1.8)


  • Reply 1 of 4
    pbg4 dudepbg4 dude Posts: 1,611member
    You can only use an Airport Express card. It isn't a PCMCIA slot, it's a specific form factor.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    jkcjkc Posts: 10member
    ah ok. and you can connect to non-Airport base station networks (i.e. linksys) with it?
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Yes, the base station can be non apple, I have a linksys wrt54g .... works pretty good, but only after I installed the new firmware, before that it was really crappy. I get faster connection wireless on my powerbook than i do with my 3gig pantium4 dell lol...but its ok, I never use it anyways.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    You could also use a cheaper usb wireless card, if you didn't want to pay for the airport card.
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