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    emac not reading airport card
    I have verizon mifi now and it works on my ibook but my old emac doesn't. I got a airport card for it and it fit nicely, followed instructions on installation but nothing. Is there a trick??

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    What encryption did you set up with? Some older models are incompatible with all forms of WPA.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    That's what I'm trying to figure out - I have no idea what I'm doing. The emac will take an airport card but how do you set it up?? there is no airport on system pref. Keeps asking for PPP.

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    What does Apple System profiler (About this Mac > More Info > Networking > Airport) have to say about the card? Is it being recognized?
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    in the network part it does say Airport Card and when I click on that it just says, "no information found."

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    Cannot help with Verizon, but is it possible the Airport card of the eMac is not compatible as it may be 802.11G or even B?
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    Well, I did my homework on what card to get and "supposedly" the compatibility for this emac is the 802.11g card and that's what I got....
    I looked up on the apple site and it says an emac running on at least 10.2 should take an airport card. I'm running it on 10.4 but still nothing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin01 View Post
    Well, I did my homework on what card to get and "supposedly" the compatibility for this emac is the 802.11g card and that's what I got....
    Just so we know exactly what eMac we're talking about...what model eMac is it (cpu speed)?

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    It's a powerPC G4 (2.1), CPU Speed: 800 MHz

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin01 View Post
    It's a powerPC G4 (2.1), CPU Speed: 800 MHz
    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately...there were two different eMac models with the 800mhz cpu. One had "GeForce2 MX" video hardware...and the other model had "ATI Radeon 7500" video hardware.

    Which does your eMac have? If you don't know...look under:

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    ok..... Model: Maxtor 2F040L0 That is under ATA Bus. Under Hardware overview is just says machine model: PoweMac 4,4
    Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin01 View Post
    ok..... Model: Maxtor 2F040L0 That is under ATA Bus. Under Hardware overview is just says machine model: PoweMac 4,4
    Does that help?
    Sorry...that doesn't help!

    It's very simple. Go to the "About this Mac" then the "More Info" page. All of those items listed on the left side of the window are "clickable/selectable"...and then the appropriate info is displayed.

    Click on "Graphics/Displays" in the column on the left side of the window...this will tell you what graphics hardware this eMac has.

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    ah, ok..... I wasn't sure which hardware to be clicking on. Ok.... It's an ATI Radeon 7500

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin01 View Post
    ah, ok..... I wasn't sure which hardware to be clicking on. Ok.... It's an ATI Radeon 7500
    Ok...now that's the info I was looking for...so thanks.

    The reason why this was so important to verify is (since there were 2 different eMac models with the 800mhz cpu)...one of them used the older wireless "b" only Airport card...and the other one (the one you have)...used the newer Airport Extreme wireless "b/g".

    So to be 100% sure...does the Airport card you have installed in your 800mhz eMac look like this:



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    yes, it does. So it should work right??

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