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    Wireless USB Adapter for iMac G3?
    Hey Everyone,

    I was just wondering if anyone could recommend a good wireless usb adater for an iMac G3. Specs are as follows:

    Slot-Loading
    350 mhz
    192 MB RAM
    (2) 1.1 USB ports

    In doing some research, I have narrowed it down to 2 adapters that look like they should work:

    Edimax EW-7718Un 802.11n USB Adapter (Edimax nMax Wireless 802.11n USB 2.0/1.1 Ada... (EW-7718Un) at OWC)


    Afterthemac Wireless USB Adapter (After the Mac Wireless USB Adapters)

    Has anyone tried either of these adapters, or have an adapter that works?

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    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    The first product you linked seems to require USB 2.0...your computer has USB 1.1...so it may not wrk with your computer.

    The 2nd product you linked (After The Mac) is a very very confusing product! All of the descriptive info just seems confusing. But the fact that it is compatible with wireless "n" would make me think you need USB 2.0 as well.

    In either case...I would recommend contacting each seller of these products to make sure it will work with your computer.

    Also...there were two versions of the iMac 350mhz released. One of them is capable of using an Airport card & one isn't. If you have the model that is Airport compatible, I would recommend using Airport.

    - Nick
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    Imac 27", 3.3GHz, 512 flash storage, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra.
    And further to Nick's suggestion, have tried all sorts of USB adapters but can never get any of them to connect for more than a few seconds. If you got it go with the Airport card. Fingers crossed.

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    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    I've heard mixed results from folks that have tried USB based wireless adapters. Some say they work fine, some say they are slow (compared to Airport), and some say they are troublesome.

    Airport still seems to be the best wireless option...if your computer is Airport compatible.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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