Wireless Internet in B&W

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by halfprep455, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. halfprep455 macrumors regular

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    Will any wireless card for Mac OS work in a B&W?
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    you can not use an airport, but you can use any USB transmiter as long as there are drivers for Mac, it will be a bit slower as it is USB 1.1 and not 2.0. and your supposed to be able to use some PCI wireless cards but I have not had any luck with them.
     
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    Another option would be an Airport Express hooked up to the G3 with an ethernet cable. That way you have "g" speeds and guaranteed compatibility (no OS 9 drivers to worry about if you use OS 9). It's actually slightly cheaper than a "b" type wireless PCI card, and a lot faster than a USB adaptor over USB 1.1 . The other option is to use the USB adaptor with a USB 2.0 PCI card, but again you might have problems finding drivers if you use OS 9.
     
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    Just another thought. IOExperts has drivers (OSX and OS 9) for a lot of generic PCI wireless "b" cards. There is a list of compatible cards on their website.

    http://www.ioexperts.com/prod.html
     
  6. halfprep455 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just bought a USB wireless card on ebay. Ill probably but PCI USB 2.0 card sience I need the ports anyway. How much slower will it be with USB 1.1?
     
  7. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    From my experience surfing the net won't really be all that slow, downloading files and updates and the what not will be slower, but still much faster then dial up. I don't think you will have any problem using a wireless USB transmiter on a USB 2.0 PCI.
     
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