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I thought that my Powerbook G4 had built in airport, but was wrong. I have an external 11g PC Card model number WLI-CB-G54A, but the thing is, when I slide this into the slot; the LED lights don't even turn on and the PC doesn't recognize it, does anyone know why this would be?
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Not Mac compatible maybe? Looking at drivers for a WLI-CB-G54S on Buffalo Tech's website lists no mac driver. I am a Mac nooB though, so maybe someone else can shed more light.
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It should be mac compatible since the website listed on the card is MacWireless.com - Wireless Enhancement Products for Macintosh I tried going to the site to talk to customer service, but their phone number had no answer and their aim help was offline.

I still need help with this, any suggestions?
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It should be mac compatible since the website listed on the card is MacWireless.com - Wireless Enhancement Products for Macintosh I tried going to the site to talk to customer service, but their phone number had no answer and their aim help was offline. I still need help with this, any suggestions?
It may be "Mac compatible" in that it might be assumed that drivers are built into OS X for that particular card. However, as the previous post pointed out, there are no OS X drivers listed on the hardware maker's site. BTW, I couldn't find that card listed on the site you referenced??

If your G4 is not recognizing the card when you plug it in, then it's either defective or it's not compatible.

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I appreciate the information you guys supplied, and took the time to give. Today I took the Mac to a local Apple store and found out that the slot where the card goes in was disconnected for some reason. They plugged it in and the card worked. Again, I thank you for taking the time to read this.
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Excellent! Glad it was something that simple.
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