G5 with mobile router..?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Lud DiLettante, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Lud DiLettante macrumors regular

    Lud DiLettante

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    Dec 17, 2015
    Location:
    Finland
    #1
    I just moved and had to change my net connection. They made me get a mobile router (Huawei). My G5 doesn't seem to have Wifi so my option was to use the USB cable connection. Apparently I'm supposed to get instructions once I connect the cable but there's nothing. Finder does show the router and the apps, and the driver was installed. The G5 got a panic after installation, though...
    Should this work anyway..? What to do next..?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Mar 26, 2013
    Location:
    Elkton, Maryland
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    @Lud DiLettante Most likely the driver provided by Huawei is for Intel Macs only, and was simply not set to prevent installation on a PowerPC Mac. I recommend getting yourself a wireless adapter, either by getting a genuine AirPort card or a USB adapter. If you choose the USB adapter route, the Netgear WNA1000M is quite affordable, has great Wireless N performance and looks pretty good.
     

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