QuickerTek on Monday introduced the
nQuicky PCI, a PCI expansion card compatible with Power Mac systems that provides 802.11 wireless networking speed. It costs $149.95.
These older systems typically have AirPort or AirPort Extreme cards, but those only provide slower wireless networking capabilities using the 802.11b or 802.11g standards. The nQuicky PCI works at the faster speed, while still able to communicate via the slower speed if the network hasn’t been upgraded. But if you’re using a “pure” 802.11n network, you’ll see faster speeds across the boards.
The nQuicky PCI works with any Power Mac with a free PCI slot, including Power Mac G3, G4 and G5 models. It requires Mac OS X v10.4 or later. It’s also compatible with all 802.11b, g or n base stations from Apple, and should work with other manufacturer’s routers and network points as well.