WI-FI using G3 Pismo

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by oaklad, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. oaklad macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a used G3 Pismo PowerBook which has no AirPort Card. I am told that to use a wi-fi cafe I should use a PC USB WI-FI dongle rather than pay $100-130 on eBay for the original AirPort card.

    Can anyone offer any suggestions and if this is the correct way to go?

    I am quite new at the game.

    Both OS 9 and OS 10.3 are installed.
     
  2. blackfox macrumors 65816

    blackfox

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    I believe you can use any PC pcmcia card/cardbus card with a certain chipset.

    Unfortunately, I have forgotten the name of said chipset:eek:

    I, as luck would have it. am picking up my pismo either later today or tomorrow from the shop and will tell you if the wi-fi card I have picked up for it works.

    In the meantime, I am sure someone more knowledgeable will fill in the blanks fo you.
     
  3. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

    FadeToBlack

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    I had a Lombard (The model right before the Pismo) and used a Sonnet Aria Extreme PCMCIA card. It uses the AirPort driver. It requires 10.2.6, I believe, so it wouldn't work with OS 9.
     
  4. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Any Broadcom chipset seems to work.

    Well, also, any WiFi card that is PCMCIA or USB and says it has Mac OS X drivers would also work I suppose. I'd hope so. >.>
     

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