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Mac iBook wireless adapter Suggestions?

What is a reliable, trustworthy brand of wireless adapter for an older Mac iBook that runs OS9?

There is a Linksys wireless router that it is currently connected to via ethernet snaked around the living room.

Suggestions on a name, model, price, and best location to get it would be most appreciated. thanks!
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wow. no one has any resources for this question?
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Just get an airport card. You may have to check ebay. All you do is look under the keyboard and it plugs right in.
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I looked up some airport cards but they all seem to require a slot to slip the card into the laptop. her laptop is older and doesn't have any slots. the only one I found on ebay with the terms "airport" and "usb" is a belkin usb wireless adapter. is that the one I would need?

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Even the old clamshell iBooks have a slot for an airport card. The slot is under the keyboard (the keyboard must be removed to access the slot).

If you have an older iBook, you will need an original airport card (11 mbps). The newer cards are 54 mbps and will not work.

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Thank you SO much for that info. My sister does indeed have the "clamshell" style iBook. I did not know about removing the keyboard to get to the slot...gonna go check it out right now.
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Originally Posted by btbrossard
Even the old clamshell iBooks have a slot for an airport card. The slot is under the keyboard (the keyboard must be removed to access the slot).
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okay, just checked her iBook out. I don't see how the keyboard can be removed. can you be more specific? thanks!
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Originally Posted by runner001
okay, just checked her iBook out. I don't see how the keyboard can be removed. can you be more specific? thanks!

Installing an Airport in the clamshell

Amazon link of people selling the card.

There is some website called originalairportcard.com that sells the card as well. Can't vouch for any of the sellers. Just google Airport Card and look for the one pictured above. Just don't get an "Airport Extreme."

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wow. that was very helpful, CRM114. thanks!

when I removed the keyboard, there was a space for the airport card and a little wire/tube like thing with a copper tipped connector. is that what connects the iBook to the airport card?
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Yes the card just plugs in and then you clip it. It takes all of 30 seconds.

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