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

Can I upgrade a G4 Sawtooth to Wireless???


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If so, what do I need to make the conversion?

What cards, parts, drivers, etc?

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



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

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

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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).

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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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.
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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.

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I picked up one on eBay for about $10.00.
Great price!

- Nick

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

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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