I Want Anything To Make My Mac Go To 802.11g! Help..anyone?!

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know if a Linksys wireless PCI card (802.11g, WMP54G) will work on my DP 1Ghz Mac (Mirrored Drive)?
    or maybe the WPC54G (Wireless G Notebook PCMIA)?
    I JUST WANT SOMETHING TO MAKE MY MAC RUN AT 802.11G...ANYTHING!!!
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    I bought a Linksys Wireless G router and configured it using a PowerMac 9600/350 via Netscape browser. I am going to connect a SMC EZ connect PCI wireless card adapter,but right now I have it connected on the router port. I connected a Toshiba laptop using a D-Link PCMCIA cardbus adapter, also configured on the mac. All works well. I will post again when I connected the wireless card or even a USB wireless adapter on my PowerMac. I didn't need a driver connecting the Linksys router and it didn't come with a mac driver to begin with. All configured using a web browser.

    Later.

    x:eek:
     
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    timbloom

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    Looks to me that since they don't have a driver for OS X for that card, you are pretty out of luck with that specific card.

    I searched around, and could not find a 802.11g PCI card that is mac compatible yet, I will keep looking though.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Re: I Want Anything To Make My Mac Go To 802.11g! Help..anyone?!

    Why do you want G so badly? Are you sure you will be able to take advantage of it? The higher speed has a really short range.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Fear not! I'm using 802.11g right now on a 500mhz tiBook :D

    Check out www.osxhax.com, and look for "The Infamous AirPort Extreme Hack." It was listed on macosxhints a while back, and apparently The Screen Savers even picked it up for TechTV. He's got a neat little Perl script that'll get the AirPort2 Kernel Extension to think that your Linksys card (or any other, afaik) is an airport extreme card.
    A few little quirks, like not being able to insert or remove the card while the computer is on, but it does the trick.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Re: Re: I Want Anything To Make My Mac Go To 802.11g! Help..anyone?!

    Exactly, my distance is only around 25 feet. But I want G-wireless cause I have the base for it and plus I want to take advantage of the speed.

    thanks timbloom and goblin
     
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    zimv20

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    Re: Re: Re: I Want Anything To Make My Mac Go To 802.11g! Help..anyone?!

    for internet access mostly? or do you move a lot of file around on your internal network?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes i do a lot of network transferring cause I usually do a lot of graphic intensive files and change them into PDF (and you know how big those files are) and I need to send them over. And plus, I have 4 computers around the house that will be connected on it.
     
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    zimv20

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    wow. they're all going to be connected wirelessly? i've got my desktops cabled and only my ibook is wireless. 11b.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup :D ALLLL 4 of them..ITS GOING TO BE CRAZY. I already have 2 of them hooked on to G and its WONDERFUL. My whole family can see the difference. And the AP Extreme base is great cause it has a Print thingy..so we only need one good printer. And I bought the Dr.Bott thing too...So it can reach pretty far. Thats why I want my Mac to be wireless too
    Cause I hate having my laptop connected on wires.
     
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    zimv20

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    yah, it's pretty darn cool, even w/ 11b. good luck gettin' your whole network on 11g, it seems you've got a good handle on it.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you sooo much for giving me that site. I'm now using G on all of my computers. it took me quite a while to understand what the heck that PERL and all that mumbo-jumbo was. Thanks Goblin!! :D :)
     

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