Using a Linksys wireless router with iMac G3 or G4?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cindynjgirl79, Jun 17, 2007.

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    Cindynjgirl79

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    i really want a new iMac but can't afford it right now. so i was thinking of getting an older iMac to replace the pc we have now. if i do do this can i use the wireless router that i have now with an iMac G3 or G4?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    An aiport card will work just fine with a Linksys wireless router.
     
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    Cindynjgirl79

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    Flyinace2000

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    If you want the wireless to be an internal component, yes. Another opton is to get a USB wireless adapter that is known to work and be recognized as an Airport. There are a few out there. I don't remember off the top of my head. I know i used to use a d-link back in the day that was seen as a native Airport card by OSX.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Misunderstanding alert:

    Yes, the mac mini will work great with a Linksys wireless router.

    The mac mini has to have inbuilt airport wireless - you just need to check it has that when you buy it.

    Any wireless on any mac is always called 'airport' - no matter who supplied the parts.

    Hope this helps...
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Hes askin about an iMac not a mac mini. Sorry for correcting you =D
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    "He" is a she. Sorry for correcting you ;)
     

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