How do I tell if I can connect to wireless n router?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by gambit402, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010

    I've had my Powermac G3 for quite some time now. I'm purchasing a Netgear Rangemax wireless N router. How do I tell if I have 802.11 capabilities. I couldn't find it in my network utility folder. I had the wireless cards installed when I first purchased the computer. Do I even need the base station to connect to a wireless router? I'm trying not to invest too much into this computer as I'll be purchasing a new macbook pro at the end of the year, but need to get by for now. I also only have OS X 10.4.11.

  2. Moderator emeritus


    Dec 10, 2008
    Wireless n came about a year ago, so no, your PowerMac cannot have it. Most routers can do other than n though, for example b (1999) and g (2003). Check from its specs what WiFis does it support (or link it)
  3. macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    Check your system information and select airport. It lists what your airport is capable of.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    Thanks. I'll give it a shot today and cross my fingers.

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