Looking for G5 Wi-Fi solution. Is there anything?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by clank72, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I have an older G5. Running Ethernet cables across the hallway is not going to work. Is there a Wi-Fi card, chip, usb solution? Or can I share an internet connection with my MacPro in the same room?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 603

    SkyBell

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    I believe both the iMac G5 and PowerMac G5 had AirPort Extreme slots.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes yes and yes.

    Yes you can install an Airport card - tons of them for dirt cheap on eBay.

    But even simpler --- I take it your Mac Pro is connected via wifi to your network? --- if so under System Preferences > Sharing, just enable Internet Sharing from Airport, to Ethernet. Then just connect your PowerMac to to the Mac Pro via ethernet and it should all work perfectly fine.

    Obviously this will work only when your Mac Pro is turned on -- but if it always is when you're using the PowerMac, no need to spend extra money on something you can do for free. :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, fast response! Ok great. I didn't know there was an Airport card. I have decided to share the connection with my MacPro that is always turned on and has a Wi-Fi card.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    meh, don't have anything better to do today and too lazy to do any work :p
     

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