B&W G3 - airport card ?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by windwaves, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. windwaves macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2002
    Is there anything such thing as an airport card for this old powermac ? Put differently is there a way to connect it to an airport network apart from directly to the base station ?

  2. Balin64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2002
    In a Mauve Dream
    Try a PCI Card

    I know that soem Wintel users have been able to use PCI cards. Check ot Linksys or Belkin. They might have Mac compatibility, as most of their products do.
  3. BiPolar macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2003
  4. jamall macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2003
    Canberra, Australia
    BiPolar, that adapter card is for iMacs, windwaves has a B&W tower. windwaves, you should check out the Belkin FD6050 and NetGear MA101. Both are USB devices, not much bigger than a mouse. The Belkin has both OS 9 and OS X drivers but is twice as much. The NetGear doesn't have Mac drivers, but it is possible to tweak the Belkin drivers to make it work in OS X. I've tried to modify the OS 9 drivers but with no success. Check out this link, and this (as yet unreplied to) forum thread.
  5. BiPolar macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Hmmm, very interesting. I"m definitely glad I responded because I would have bought that adapter for my G3.

    SHould I start a new discussion about the abilities of the airport versus netgear et al style wireless routers? Or can I ask that here?

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