Belkin wireless G pci card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Ecodisk, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Ecodisk macrumors member

    Ecodisk

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    Today I bought one of these cards and after fighting with it for a ew hours to get it in my mac....it wont work :mad:

    On the belkin website it says that it will work with Mac OS 10.3, but they don't have any drivers for it. What am I suppose to do to get it to work?

    I have a Powermac g3 Blue and White and I am running 10.3.9
     
  2. mopppish macrumors 6502

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    I tried the exact same card with the exact same computer a few months ago. Long story short, it didn't work, but that may have also been due to the cheap Belkin wireless router I tried to use it with. Eventually, I somehow found an actual app for the Belkin card that brought up a very arcane and confusing screen that as far as I could tell showed the card as receiving a signal, however I still couldn't get anything to work. It looks like it's not directly compatible with the Airport networking standards, at least not on the B&W.
    I ended up rearranging the network setup in the house so that the wired D-Link router I had was close enough to the G3 to be plugged in, and then I plugged my new Airport Express ($95 shipped and NIB on ebay) into one of the D-Link's ports and am running my imac G5 and mine and my roommate's ibook G4's off of that. We still have too much sh*t plugged in and running in this house, but at least there aren't cables running around on the floor anymore. :)
    Don't know for sure what your options are. If it's the only computer you have, I would recommend trying to keep it wired, however if you have other computers that would benefit from wireless and can't set things up the way I have, maybe one of those wireless USB adapters would work. I don't know how those would function on USB 1 ports (which the B&W has), but you could also look into getting a PCI USB 2.0 card. That option may cost you a few bucks more, but it would probably be more reliable.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The Belkin card that works is the 125 HSM model. I've got one in this PowerMac G4 and it works quite well.
     
  4. Ecodisk thread starter macrumors member

    Ecodisk

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    Ok I downloaded software updates and the airport software. Now my mac knows that the card is there and is calling it an airport card. Now my problem is that I can not connect to my belkin wireless router. Can someone give me a walk through on how to connect to my network?
     

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