Can I use airport extreme base station with regular airport card (older g4)

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    Yes, any of the older 802.11 b or g wireless cards (AirPort card or other brand) will be able to connect to the network of the 802.11n AirPort Extreme as long as the network is not setup as "n only."

    An 802.11n "n only" network is both invisible and unusable to the older cards. The network will still be 802.11n and work great even if not setup as "n only." The "n only" setup is obviously for the purpose of excluding older equipment from the network.