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AnthonyS 01-09-2012 08:15 PM

Can I upgrade a G4 Sawtooth to Wireless???
 
If so, what do I need to make the conversion?

What cards, parts, drivers, etc?

Thanks

pigoo3 01-09-2012 08:36 PM

You just need an airport card...looks like one of these:

http://www.laptopkeyboards.org/images/2049_1tyu.jpg

- Nick

AnthonyS 01-09-2012 09:24 PM

Really??? That's it?? Nothing else?? Awesome!!!

I figured you need the airport card, then the PCI card with antennae, airport base, etc.

Thanks

pigoo3 01-09-2012 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnthonyS (Post 1352936)
Really??? That's it?? Nothing else?? Awesome!!!

I figured you need the airport card, then the PCI card with antennae, airport base, etc.

You just need an airport card like one pictured above. About $20-$30 on e-Bay.

Your thread title "Can I upgrade a G4 Sawtooth to Wireless???"...was the question I was focusing on (how to make the computer wireless).

I was assuming that you currently had a wireless compatible router...otherwise...you will need a wireless router (any brand...doesn't have to have an Apple product).

- Nick

dtravis7 01-09-2012 10:44 PM

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Just be sure you get the card in Nicks picture and not the Airport Extreme. Just plain Airport card. Antennas are built into the Sawtooth's case. you will see the antenna cable when you plug in the card into the Front of the motherboard area.

Here is a pic with instructions out of the manual for that machine. Right click on Pic and click open in new Window for full size.

AnthonyS 01-09-2012 11:57 PM

Thanks again for the info. Yes, I do have a wireless router that was supplied by my Internet provider. I looked on YouTube and OWC posted a video on installing the Airport cards. It even shows the antennae cable.

I just wanted to be sure I didnt need an Airport specific base/router or any other accessories/attachments. I picked up one on eBay for about $10.00.

Thanks again.

pigoo3 01-10-2012 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnthonyS (Post 1352992)
I picked up one on eBay for about $10.00.

Great price!:)

- Nick

harryb2448 01-10-2012 04:35 PM

Remember Anthony the original Airport Card for the G4 was 802.11b so do not expect it to run at faster g or n speeds.


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