g4 powermac wireless n. choices?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Toby Goodbar, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Toby Goodbar macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2006
    i have a g4 powermac with an airport card in it. recently i realized that this a "b" card. since i have now acquired a macbook that i believe utilizes "n" capability and am soon buying a router that can take full of advantage of this, i want a way to add "n" to my g4 powermac since it houses all of my media and i want it to double as a "media server". I also moved recently and due to the location of my router. wired ethernet is not an option for the powermac.

    So i am trying to figure out what my options are to add "N" capability while hopefully using the stock built in airport software in leopard. i have seen that there are newer airport "n" cards but it seems to me that they will not work in an older g4 powermac machine.

    is this true?
    is there a work around?
    is there a 3rd party option that will work with the airport icon on the menu bar?

    TIA eagerly waiting responses
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
  3. Toby Goodbar thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2006
  4. finnschi macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    no chance with the "airport icon"

    I have no idea which Wifi adapter will work BUT

    Please save the Planet( having a whole pc running 24/7 is waisting LOTS of energy :eek: )

    Get a router that supports USB HDD's (some even do eSata) connect a USB HDD (get a enclosure for the one in your Powermac) and BOOM :D

    you just saved our Planet, and you have a much better solution

    (since we are in a Apple Forum, get a time capsule :apple: )
  5. Toby Goodbar thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2006

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