Third-party USB WiFi dongle with G4 iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by orangezorki, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all,

    I'm trying to resurrect a G4 iMac for a friend, and am trying to get a USB WiFi dongle to work with it. It's got 10.4.2 and half a gig of RAM, so it should be an OK machine if I can get it connected.

    The stick is a 'SAKAR M04617', which apparently has an Atmel chipset. I did manage to find an old driver for 10.2.x, which installed with no complaint but doesn't seem to have done anything. Currently, Network Preferences does not show Airport/WiFi as an option, there is nothing in the menu bar and the stick just shows up as a generic USB device in ASP.

    Any ideas? I wouldn't bother normally, but Airport cards are going for crazy prices on eBay.

    David.
     

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