Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Sep 16, 2010, 02:06 PM   #1
bitethe
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
G4 MDD Non-Airport Wireless Setup Help - Leopard

Hello - I recently picked up a 1.25 GHz (single processor) G4 MDD running Leopard and I'm having difficulty getting it to connect to my home wireless network via a trendnet TEW-424UB usb wireless adapter.

I installed the 10.5 drivers that came with the dongle and thought I was on the right track. I plugged in the TEW-424UB and a lil' orange icon appeared in my dock. Then a window popped open where I was going to put in my network info but I couldn't because it kept asking me to activate my WLAN in system preferences.

How / Where do I activate the wireless in Leopard?
bitethe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 16, 2010, 02:51 PM   #2
Giuly
macrumors 68040
 
Giuly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: That depends whether you ask for timezone, state of mind or GPS coordinates.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bitethe View Post
Hello - I recently picked up a 1.25 GHz (single processor) G4 MDD running Leopard and I'm having difficulty getting it to connect to my home wireless network via a trendnet TEW-424UB usb wireless adapter.

I installed the 10.5 drivers that came with the dongle and thought I was on the right track. I plugged in the TEW-424UB and a lil' orange icon appeared in my dock. Then a window popped open where I was going to put in my network info but I couldn't because it kept asking me to activate my WLAN in system preferences.

How / Where do I activate the wireless in Leopard?
In System Preferences. Under Network.
Giuly is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 16, 2010, 09:42 PM   #3
sgrddy
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: McMurray, PA
Hey. I had a perhaps similar issue when I installed an ASUS wireless USB thing in my PMG4. Even when I went to the network window, the option to enable the new adapter was not there right away. I didn't realize it at first, but it seemed to take several moments for it to pop up. I think I might have had to restart the machine too.

Let us know if you get it working.
sgrddy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2010, 02:39 PM   #4
bitethe
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
I haven't been able to get back to the issue yet, but when I went to system preferences > network I got a window that lists ethernet - internal modem - firewire - and another "ethernet" connection that showed up when I got the dongle to show up in the dock.

I've selected that & tried to go to the configure screen but I don't see anything that says wireless. The diagnostic feature won't do anything because it's not an airport product.

I see TCP/IP - Appletalk - PPPOE - 8021.x - Proxie - Ethernnet. * This list of tabs is from memory ... I'm not infront of my machine at the moment.
bitethe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2010, 03:13 PM   #5
MacHamster68
macrumors 68040
 
MacHamster68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
if its another ethernet connection (so it hows 2 ethernet connections) try one of them as its the same on my hackintosh netbook the wirelesscard is only shown as a second ethernet connection due to the fact that its not a airport card so my snow leopard doesnt think its wireless and shows it as ethernet
try one of these ethernets , wont harm ,but could bring your wireless to work
__________________
DANGER POST MAY CONTAIN SARCASM
Intelligence does not need Intel inside,
All it needs is good sense outside.
MacHamster68 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
G4 MDD locks up in the 1st few mins, normally with a very high pitched whining noise. Diamond Dave PowerPC Macs 4 Aug 18, 2011 09:05 PM
Power Mac G4 MDD Reducing Fan Noise. Help. Justinz PowerPC Macs 3 Jan 26, 2011 06:55 AM
MyBookWorld Edition - SetUp Help - Folder Structure HelixOmnimedia Mac Basics and Help 0 Oct 20, 2009 09:56 AM
G4 Mac Mini w/ 1GB RAM - Leopard worth it? chriskzoo OS X 5 Oct 27, 2007 07:46 PM
Wireless Setup Help/Airport Express QFace Macintosh Computers 2 Apr 7, 2005 12:20 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC