Airport Express with B & W G3?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by C J Hansen, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2004
    I have an (older) Blue and White G3 which I am not currently using. B & W G3 is an older computer, and doesn't support an airport card.
    I have an Airport (ice) base station hooked up to my cable modem, which is serving 2 Apple laptops in the house equipped with Airport cards. Everything works beautiful, fast and very dependable - no hardware issues, ever.

    Question is this - I still love the (old) B & W G3, and would like to know if I buy the new Airport Express product, can I hook it up (with an ethernet cable) to the B & W G3, and access my Airport network? I've scoured the Apple website for this kind of application endorsement, and havn't found any.
    I'm not sure if what I'm describing is called an ethernet or wireless BRIDGE?

    Any feedback would be appreciated!!
  2. macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    No, Airport Express will not work as an ethernet bridge. You can however buy an ethernet bridge at Best Buy for $30 - $70, which will work with any 802.11x network.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2004
    Essex, U.K.
    I put a Belkin 54G PCI wireless adaptor in my B&W 350 and it shows up as an airport card.
    The only minor problem arose when i reinstalled 10.2.3 from my original OS X discs but as soon as it was updated to 10.2.8 it was fine. it connects to my Extreme base everytime without problems and only cost £25
    link: Here

    Any PCI wireless card that uses a "broadcom" chipset SHOULD work (it says it on the black chip on the card).


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