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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Wireless USB Adapter for iMac G3?


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Hey Everyone,

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

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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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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.

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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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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.

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