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icecreamcono
Nov 17, 2009, 06:54 PM
Hi all, I just moved to a place with limited cable hook-ups, and am wondering if anyone has had success with specific wireless cards on such an old machine. I don't know which one to get, and whether I should just suck it up and get time warner back to string wires all over the apartment. Is wireless vastly inferior to a wired connection on these machines?



aibo
Nov 17, 2009, 07:20 PM
Any PCI 802.11B/G/N card card using the Broadcom chipset will be recognized natively by OS X as Airport without any additional drivers. I got a cheap $20 TrendNET TEW-403PI card at my local Fry's and it works great -- but that was like 5 years ago.

ClassicII
Nov 17, 2009, 07:50 PM
How old is your powermac? You can just put in a $20 airport card or if its a FW800 model airport extreme card.