Accessing a WP2 network under OS 9.2.2 with Airport?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by blaynescott, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. blaynescott macrumors newbie

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    Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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    Hello everyone!

    I'm looking into getting a wireless network card (one of the original "Airport" cards) for a Wallstreet-type of Powerbook.

    I want to access my university's wireless internet access (I only have dialup at my house which is outside town) - but I'm told that their network needs an Airport Extreme card, plus the latest version of OSX to work. I inquired about specifics, or workarounds, but the IT guy really didn't seem to know anything more than the 'party line'. Grr.

    If anyone knows of a workaround (or a 3rd party PCMCIA wireless network card?) so that I can access my university's network on my OS 9.2.2 powerbook?
    Here's the link to their webpage, in case anyone is in need of specifics:
    http://www.trentu.ca/it/airtrent/

    The .pdf of OSX instructions is here:
    http://www.trentu.ca/it/airtrent/MACWireless.pdf

    I would apprecaite any and all help this community can provide.
    Best regards,
    -Blayne
    Ontario, Canada
     
  2. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

    CubeHacker

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    I am not 100% if you need an airport extreme card to get on a WPA2 network (I have an original Airport card and I have the option to log onto WPA2 networks, although there are none around for me to test with).

    However, I can say for certain that you DO need at least OS X 10.3 to run on WPA networks. There is no way around that. OS 9 will not do it.
     

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