Powermac G4 Sawtooth Wifi?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by barr08, May 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors 65816

    barr08

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    Hey all,

    What is the best/cheapest way to get wifi on a Sawtooth G4?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Mar 27, 2008
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    Depends on what you want. Internal? External? 802b? 802g? OEM?
    There are many alternatives.
    I have one of these EDIMAX EW-7206APG Wireless LAN Access Point sitting in a Window of a Camping trailer over 200 ft from the router. Never had a problem with it. It's connected to an iBook, it can connect to ANY computer with an Ethernet port.
    Works for me.
     
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    jodelli

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    It has an Airport slot for 802.11b, if that will do.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Search eBay for pci airport. There's a couple of professional sellers there with vast quantities of third-party 802.11g PCI cards that are Airport Extreme compatible. Don't pay more than $30.

    I have one in my G5 I bought from http://stores.ebay.com/the-la-guy - it was cheaper than buying the apple card and totally plug & play. No drivers needed, the system treats it like a regular airport card.

    This is a lot cheaper than trying to find an original (and slower) 802.11b Airport card for your Sawtooth.
     

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