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Airport Extreme 802.11g

Hi, i was wondering if you know how to install a Airport extreme wirelees network card into a iMac G5?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Cheers, Nick.

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At this point you are much better off installing a USB wireless antennae than spending money on an Airport card, cracking open the iMac, and installing it.

USB wireless adapters are cheap, plentiful, and have more capabilities than the generation of Airport cards that were made for G5 iMacs.

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