Accessing a WP2 network under OS 9.2.2 with Airport?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by blaynescott, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. blaynescott macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2006
    Peterborough, Ontario Canada
    Hello everyone!

    I'm looking into getting a wireless network card (one of the original "Airport" cards) for a Wallstreet-type of Powerbook.

    I want to access my university's wireless internet access (I only have dialup at my house which is outside town) - but I'm told that their network needs an Airport Extreme card, plus the latest version of OSX to work. I inquired about specifics, or workarounds, but the IT guy really didn't seem to know anything more than the 'party line'. Grr.

    If anyone knows of a workaround (or a 3rd party PCMCIA wireless network card?) so that I can access my university's network on my OS 9.2.2 powerbook?
    Here's the link to their webpage, in case anyone is in need of specifics:

    The .pdf of OSX instructions is here:

    I would apprecaite any and all help this community can provide.
    Best regards,
    Ontario, Canada
  2. CubeHacker macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    I am not 100% if you need an airport extreme card to get on a WPA2 network (I have an original Airport card and I have the option to log onto WPA2 networks, although there are none around for me to test with).

    However, I can say for certain that you DO need at least OS X 10.3 to run on WPA networks. There is no way around that. OS 9 will not do it.

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