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Old May 21, 2008, 03:45 AM   #1
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Powermac G4 Sawtooth Wifi?

Hey all,

What is the best/cheapest way to get wifi on a Sawtooth G4?

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Old May 21, 2008, 08:11 AM   #2
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Depends on what you want. Internal? External? 802b? 802g? OEM?
There are many alternatives.
I have one of these EDIMAX EW-7206APG Wireless LAN Access Point sitting in a Window of a Camping trailer over 200 ft from the router. Never had a problem with it. It's connected to an iBook, it can connect to ANY computer with an Ethernet port.
Works for me.
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Old May 21, 2008, 08:17 AM   #3
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It has an Airport slot for 802.11b, if that will do.
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Old May 21, 2008, 11:01 AM   #4
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Search eBay for pci airport. There's a couple of professional sellers there with vast quantities of third-party 802.11g PCI cards that are Airport Extreme compatible. Don't pay more than $30.

I have one in my G5 I bought from - it was cheaper than buying the apple card and totally plug & play. No drivers needed, the system treats it like a regular airport card.

This is a lot cheaper than trying to find an original (and slower) 802.11b Airport card for your Sawtooth.
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