09-25-2006, 04:08 PM #1liamwalk1971GuestWireless Networking for PowerMac 4,2
I am looking to set up a wireless connection for the above iMac. I have been told the device is only airport, and not airport extreme compatible. However, I don't think airport cards and base stations are readily available these days.
I am wondering if any wireless routers such as Linksys or Belkin with USB adapter cards are Mac compatible? I have a 1Mb cable broadband connection.
Would anyone be able to offer some advise/products that I could use to enable wireless computing for this legacy Mac device?
09-27-2006, 05:13 AM #2TigermacGuest
Which computer do you actually have?
I suggest you check with an Apple dealer or the Apple web site. Apple's Airport Express & Extreme cards & Base stations are very available.
09-27-2006, 05:51 PM #3liamwalk1971Guest
The PowerMac G4 I have is not compatible with Airport extreme I've been told. I was looking for alternative solutions, as airport cards and base stations are have now been superceded by the extreme range of products.
09-27-2006, 05:55 PM #4
AirPort is just Apple's fancy way of saying wireless.
AirPort = 802.11b
AirPort Extreme = 802.11g
If you really want to get the AirPort version, you can try resellers or eBay.__________________________________________________
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