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    Wireless 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?

    Many thanks


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    :mac: Liam
    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.


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    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 I was looking for alternative solutions, as airport cards and base stations are have now been superceded by the extreme range of products.

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    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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