Thread: Internet question
02-14-2005, 10:08 PM #1gweedodogg69GuestInternet question
I'm new to my Mac PowerbookG4. It doesn't have an ethernet port, but it has a wireless card built in. How can I use a pcmcia card in the laptop for ethernet since my home does not have wireless?
02-14-2005, 10:17 PM #2meltbanana314Guest
What do you mean it doesn't have ethernet? Ethernet has been standard since the PowerBook G3s!
02-14-2005, 10:20 PM #3vtupserGuest
Just purchase a pcmcia card that has an ethernet port in it. You can easily find one on Amazon.com or any computer website (search "pcmcia ethernet"). Or since you have a wireless card, go ahead and purchase a wireless router to put into your house that way you can go anywhere with your pb. They will be about the same price range.
02-14-2005, 10:47 PM #4gweedodogg69Guest
I have pcmcia card, how do I enable it in the Mac though? I plug it in, it shows up on the top but it still looks for an internet connection through the wireless connection. I already have a homenetwork, im not gonna upgrade to wireless until it is ALOT faster.
02-14-2005, 10:50 PM #5meltbanana314GuestOriginally Posted by gweedodogg69
02-14-2005, 10:52 PM #6gweedodogg69Guest
I have no clue, unless it is under some hidden panel because I know how sleek Apple wants their PCs and stuff to be.
I think I went under System Pref, Network and only saw 3 things. Airport, Internal Modem, and Internal Ethernet. I have no clue where the jack(s) could be.
02-14-2005, 10:58 PM #7gweedodogg69Guest
I'm in the network window and don't see the pcmcia card showing up and i disabled the airport from the top bar.
02-14-2005, 11:47 PM #8gweedodogg69Guest
ooooook, i feel STUPID. Thanks for your help though. In the back, there IS a panel. Open that panel it reveals ports. One of those ports is ethernet port...I feel silly :p
02-15-2005, 12:15 AM #9meltbanana314Guest
Did you really think that Apple wouldn't include Ethernet on a new-ish PowerBook?
I know everyone thought Apple was insane when they discontinued floppy drives, but c'mon!
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