Is AirMac Extreme A1029 card compatible with PPC?
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    NewSense
    Posts: 1149 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    Anyone aware or used successfully the AirMac Extreme A1029 card as compatible hardware with PPC G4 or G5 hardware? :-?

    I've owned the A1027 and the A1026 cards, but they are named AirPort Extreme.

    So, is the hardware different/incompatible in the A1029 card hardware? :-?

    They are dated as manufactured in 2003, which is still within the PPC G4/G5 hardware manufacturing era.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11438 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > I've owned the A1027 and the A1026 cards, but they are named AirPort Extreme.

    According to this source, Apple marketed the AirPort hardware as 'AirMac' in Japan. No idea regarding the number/chipset, though.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    NewSense
    Posts: 1149 from 2012/11/10
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    @ Andreas_Wolf - thanks for the link/info, though that doesn't offer any compatibility corroboration, or links to any definitive compatibility information for PPC hardware, as such, but it is helpful anyway. 8-)
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11438 from 2003/5/22
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    > the link/info […] doesn't offer any compatibility corroboration,
    > or links to any definitive compatibility information […]

    Yes, I was just explaining the "AirPort" vs. "AirMac" naming inconsistency.
  • »11.09.21 - 11:04
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    NewSense
    Posts: 1149 from 2012/11/10
    From: Manchester, UK/GB
    @ Andreas_Wolf - yes, I got your inference of the naming being inconsistent in the first comment you made about it with your links, but the AirMac Extreme's (A1029) compatibility is what I was most interested in finding out - which isn't directly mentioned or any detail of the chipset used on the card, which was the reason for my comments. 8-)
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  • »15.09.21 - 06:51
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11438 from 2003/5/22
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    > your links

    Just 1, actually :-P
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    koszer
    Posts: 1113 from 2004/2/8
    From: Poland
    @NewSense:

    But you do have an actual A1029 to test or did you just wonder if it's worth buying one?
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    NewSense
    Posts: 1149 from 2012/11/10
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    @ koszer - I wondered if it was worth buying one?
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    koszer
    Posts: 1113 from 2004/2/8
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    Quote:

    NewSense wrote:
    @ koszer - I wondered if it was worth buying one?


    Well, I guess in that case we will never know the answer. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • »15.09.21 - 20:47
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