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gambit402
Jun 20, 2010, 04:28 PM
Hi,

I've had my Powermac G3 for quite some time now. I'm purchasing a Netgear Rangemax wireless N router. How do I tell if I have 802.11 capabilities. I couldn't find it in my network utility folder. I had the wireless cards installed when I first purchased the computer. Do I even need the base station to connect to a wireless router? I'm trying not to invest too much into this computer as I'll be purchasing a new macbook pro at the end of the year, but need to get by for now. I also only have OS X 10.4.11.

Thanks.



Hellhammer
Jun 20, 2010, 04:32 PM
Wireless n came about a year ago, so no, your PowerMac cannot have it. Most routers can do other than n though, for example b (1999) and g (2003). Check from its specs what WiFis does it support (or link it)

Cool Runnings
Jun 21, 2010, 06:03 AM
Check your system information and select airport. It lists what your airport is capable of.

gambit402
Jun 21, 2010, 11:00 AM
Thanks. I'll give it a shot today and cross my fingers.