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    new to iMac
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    hi all
    sorry if i have posted in the wrong forum,this is my first post,please be gentle
    i am new to iMacs
    i have just been given this imac,its an old one

    iMac Power PC G3 233mhz. 4Gb Hard Drive. 24x Cdrom
    USB ports, Network port and internal phone modem

    i have a couple questions

    1.can this iMac go on the internet

    2. if so,can i use a wireless,usb dongle

    3.if i can,which one would i need

    just having a tinker on the g3,and i am impressed,first time ever that i have used an iMac

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    1. yes
    2. i believe so
    3. there are many to choose from, id suggest a belkin or netgear router...
    or u cud install an airport card and get an aiport express
    iMac Aluminum 20" 2.4 ghz 2gb RAM 300gb HD
    iMac 20" Core2duo 2gb 250gb
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    Quote Originally Posted by narf1899 View Post
    1. yes
    2. i believe so
    3. there are many to choose from, id suggest a belkin or netgear router...
    or u cud install an airport card and get an aiport express
    I have a 350MHz and it does not have the airport expansion slot, so I assume older models do not either.

    Your best bet would be to check online to see if there are drivers for the OS you are using. I assume you are using OS9 or OSX up to 10.3. Just find a driver for your OS and find somewhere that sells the USB dongle for that driver. I know it sounds a little backwards but it's best to try it this way so you aren't running all over town.

    Unfortunately, I've had no luck getting my iMac to connect to the internet directly connected to my cable modem. It is possible though...
    Good luck!
    Bryan

    January 2008 Member of the Month

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    thanks all
    yes sorry my os is os 9.2
    i was hoping to use a belkin wireless g usb network adapter,but it only states it works with a windows pc

    my main pc set up is

    bt home hub,would the mac work on this if i plugged the ethernet cable into the mac

    thanks for any help

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    1.can this iMac go on the internet.
    Yes, it can. Hook up the ethernet cord.

    2. if so,can i use a wireless,usb dongle.
    Well, you need a aftermarket one since, G3's don't come with Wireless I don't think.

    3.if i can,which one would i need.
    Do some research on the internet.

    I would also recommend that you upgrade to at least 256MB Ram, if you want to install OS X.

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    You need atleast an 8GB HD if upgrading to OS X, he said it only has a 4GB drive.

    January 2008 Member of the Month

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    No you don't need at least 8GB's. I'm running OS X with my 6GB Drive perfectly.
    Cody K.
    G3 iMac 350MHz, 256MB Ram, OS X 10.3.9
    Currently saving for a Mac MINI.

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