Power Mac G4 and a wireless card

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by icecreamcono, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2009
    Hi all, I just moved to a place with limited cable hook-ups, and am wondering if anyone has had success with specific wireless cards on such an old machine. I don't know which one to get, and whether I should just suck it up and get time warner back to string wires all over the apartment. Is wireless vastly inferior to a wired connection on these machines?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2008
    Southern California
    Any PCI 802.11B/G/N card card using the Broadcom chipset will be recognized natively by OS X as Airport without any additional drivers. I got a cheap $20 TrendNET TEW-403PI card at my local Fry's and it works great -- but that was like 5 years ago.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    How old is your powermac? You can just put in a $20 airport card or if its a FW800 model airport extreme card.

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