It's a built in card. The laptop was built in '06 so I assume it's AirPort Extreme.What kind of airport card do you have? Airport Extreme or the original Airport card?
If the original card, that would indicate you have a Titanium PowerBook and you are out of luck, unless you purchase a newer USB WiFi adapter or a WiFi PC card.
Unfortunately, unless you are the IT admin at your work you can't change the network.
Yes, that would be an aluminum PowerBook then with Airport Extreme.It's a built in card. The laptop was built in '06 so I assume it's AirPort Extreme.
Yes, I have tried to set it up manually with the WPA2 Encryption selected and still no luck. When connecting automatically the option is greyed out.I think WPA 2 support was added with 10.4.7, around the time of the mid-2007 Alu iMacs which was the last model to have Tiger pre-installed and Apple launched their Gigabit Airport Extreme. Around this time period Apple required WPA/WPA2 as default when setting up any Airport Extreme network with their Airport Utility.
The only technical problem I can think of with an updated install of Tiger is the workplace is running the same network name for both G & N networks which is problematic with some chipsets/devices, experienced this once with a friends ASUS AC1200 network as it would randomly disconnect... I was stuck using a cheap USB "N" adapter. In my experience during the PPC era many routers with the exception of Linksys WRT-54G/GL had lousy compatibility between chipset makers which lead to consumers preferring certain router models using Broadcom chipsets, even today some ASUS/Netgear/TP-Link/TrendNet models have issues with certain Apple iOS devices and a few Qualcomm multi-wireless chipsets(an older Snapdragon dual-core CPU and a more recent quad-core model).
I've had nothing buy crap luck with those. Requires third party drivers (usually not from the actual manufacturer of the device), connections drop after a few minutes and you have to keep re-entering the network key because the driver app refuses to store it.get a USB wifi dongle.
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/guide-leopard-speed-improvements.1723868/I upgraded my PowerBook's OS to Leopard and now the WiFi network is completely functional. Forgot how well-designed and stable it is. Does anyone have a link to the Leopard improvements thread?