iMac G3 Ethernet? (OSX 10.3

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cyclo0n, May 9, 2011.

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    Cyclo0n

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    Hi again!
    Is it possible to run an ethernet connection (LAN) on my iMac G3. It has 96mb of Ram. After inserting the lan cable it doesn't do anything. Even after I insert all the data in system preferences (got the data from my macbook).

    Will this mean that my ethernet card is dead?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    In the System Prefs>Networking the ethernet port should turn at least yellow when a cable is plugged in. It will turn green when getting an IP from your router. Are you sure auto-DCHP is turned on?

    Any of this happening? If it's red or if the ethernet isn't showing up at all then its possible the ethernet card is dead.
     
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    Cyclo0n

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    Is it possible that it's because of the lid on the LAN cable is missing? Its the small lid which keeps the LAN cable in its place?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Cyclo0n

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    Nothing happens

    So after trying all kinds of things it seems that the ethernet card is dead. What would be a good solution? Buying a new ethernet card or is an airport card better?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    Probably best off getting an airport card or even a wireless USB dongle. Not sure the process on replacing an iMac G3 ethernet card (if its possible).
     
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    Cyclo0n

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    Okay great thanks! Think I got an USB dongle somewhere. If that would work :D
     

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