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    Wireless on iMac G3

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    Wireless on iMac G3
    So I came across a G3 with os 9 and started playing around with it. It has airport software on it, but no airport card. I have been looking into wireless adapters but cannot find any thing that would work. Could anybody help me out here, all I want is just to play around with this thing.

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    Wireless on iMac G3

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    As long as it's a slot loading imac....Here's an original Airport card which means it will work with OS 9. Due to your macs age it will be difficult to find an OEM and almost impossible to find one that's third party OS 9 compatible.

    Card

    http://cgi.ebay.com/AirPort-Card-for...QQcmdZViewItem



    Installation

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58537

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_tz View Post
    So I came across a G3 with os 9 and started playing around with it. It has airport software on it, but no airport card. I have been looking into wireless adapters but cannot find any thing that would work. Could anybody help me out here, all I want is just to play around with this thing.
    The only problem with the old Airport card, is that it only runs at 11Mbps. And it will slow down the entire network to that speed.
    For an alternative, go to Afterthemac.com
    I use one myself and it works flawless.

    EDIT: hmmm...not sure about OS9.... Could find an old OS X (Jaguar or Panther) on Ebay.
    When all else fails, try everything!
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    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

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    Afterthemac.com is great but it wont work with OS 9. Only OS 10.3 and up

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    edit: ^^
    When all else fails, try everything!
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    wow this project is turning out to be more than I expected, I didn't realize how much of a dinosaur this thing really is.

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    Yeah it pretty archaic. How fast is it? If its pretty fast then it might be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_tz View Post
    wow this project is turning out to be more than I expected, I didn't realize how much of a dinosaur this thing really is.
    Yep! I've had 2 of them. Which one do you have?
    When all else fails, try everything!
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    Wireless on iMac G3

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    seems to be the 350 MHz Bondi Blue...i guess

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    Not to bad. You just have to ask yourself if it's worth it.

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    Well i guess cost will ultimately decide, I just like playing around with it.

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    Yeah they are great to learn on. My first had OS9 (hence the name). Loved it.

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    Well im going backwards! its all so confusing!

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    Lol. Not going with the flow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_tz View Post
    seems to be the 350 MHz Bondi Blue...i guess
    I believe this is it... Blueberry....
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/appl.../imac_350.html

    Panther (10.3.9) would be the max OS. If you do decide to upgrade, don't forget to update the firmware before you try.
    If you are running Mac OS 9.1 or later, iMac Firmware Update 4.1.9 should be installed. If you are using Mac OS X, you must boot from a Mac OS 9.1-9.2.2 writeable partition (not a CD or network disk) prior to updating. You cannot update to OS X 10.3 or later unless you first install Firmware Update 4.1.9.

    For more information on firmware updates, see iMac: When to Install Available Updaters.
    When all else fails, try everything!
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