iMac G3 help

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Bjerre, Nov 5, 2007.

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    Okay, so I got a iMac G3 233Mhz Rev. A. I got it for free and decided to try to connect it to my internet via Ethernet. I can't seem to get it connect with my internet. 'Tis getting frustrating. Oh, for some reason it's running OS 8.5.

    Quick questions:
    If I get it to work, will it be able to run Youtube videos?
    Will it run kinda quick of the web?
     
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    Alright, no one knows? Shouldn't it be able to connect via Ethernet?
     
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    I'm running 8.5 on my PB 3400c, 32 MB RAM, 200 MHz processor, and it is very snappy. your problem will be the web browser and other older software. Upgrade to OS 10.2 or 10.3 and max your RAM. Safari will run okay but don't know about you tube.

    As far as 8.5, from the apple menu go into TCP/IP and set your static IP address as you need to or else DHCP from your provider. You'll probably have Netscape 4.x preinstalled, or IE. I forget which. I'll fire up 8.5 on mine tonight when I get home and check. PM me if you need more help later.
     

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