Connecting Netgear WGT634U to Powerbook 10.3.9

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by befast, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    #1
    Have a Netgear WGT634U that I purchased spring 05, but never used. Am now trying to connect to my laptop Powerbook. No luck. I'm told that the Netgear is a "g" and I need a "b," --and then told that this should work...

    am basically a computer novice... any suggestions?
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    It should work. Do you know if your PowerBook has AirPort? How old is it? :)

    If you do have AirPort, go to your Network preferences (within System Preferences) and make sure the tick box is checked for the menu bar. Now, turn AirPort on from that menu bar, select your local network. I can't really help anymore until I know a bit more about your network's security settings. Does it need a password?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    #3
    laptop is a powerbook G4.
     
  4. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #4
    So have you tried turning AirPort on? AirPort Extreme is backward compatible with 802.11B. :)
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    ElectricSheep

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2004
    Location:
    Wilmington, DE
    #5
    Well, yes, if it is operating in mixed mode.
     
  6. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #6

    You mean the router, right? That's true. Most likely it'll be compatible by default though. :)
     

Share This Page