iMac G3: Connecting to WiFi with WPA+PSK

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by newuser1, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. newuser1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2014
    Hey there. I've got this old G3 iMac with a non-extreme AirPort card installed. It's also got Mac OS X 10.3.9 and the AirPort 3.3.1 software installed. Been trying to connect to my Motorola SBG6580 through both WPA+PSK and WPA2+PSK WiFi connections. But whenever I try to connect and enter my password (all letters, nothing else), I am told that there's an error in trying to connect. Is there a way to get this old machine with a normal AirPort card to connect to my WiFi? Also, I cannot enable WEP, and the SBG6580 was rented from an ISP and is blocked off.
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    I seem to believe that you need the latest copy of Tiger for WPA networks. I may be wrong however.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    A fully updated installation of 10.3.9 can connect to a WPA network. Try setting your wireless to be only WPA. Also if it a b/g/n network, try setting it to just b/g. Some vendor's b/g/n network types can't be accessed by an original Airport card.
  4. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    You need 10.3.3 for WPA plus an Airport update. Try version 4.2.

    Worked first time for me with Panther and with both the original Airport plus third party wifi cards in my G3 notebooks.

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