Is there anyway to get wireless internet on my emac?

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  1. aivzdog macrumors newbie

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    I have wireless on my macbook but thats cuz it has a wireless connection/Airport.

    But my emac doesnt...I dont think.
    Is there anyway I can get wireless connection on it?

    Anna
     
  2. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    1) Get the wireless card for your eMac and install it. Varies with model, mine takes an Airport Extreme card.

    2) Use a USB to wireless adapter.

    3) Get a wireless router (or whatever the correct term is) - I think the Airport Express is one - and wire up the Ethernet from the eMac to the router thing. The router thing acts will route to the wireless network.
     
  3. muldul macrumors 6502

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    I have a desktop at home that has no wireless chip, i just connect it to an external wireless adaptor and it works just fine
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    huh?

    Please don't do #3. Just don't.
     
  5. aivzdog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont know what you guys are talking about.

    I have an emac.
    I also have a router that works for my macbook and my moms mac.
    Thing is my emac has no airport thing.

    Anna
     
  6. vultureboy70 macrumors member

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    Yikes Anna, just get the original Airport Card (expensive) or the Airport Extreme Card (roughly $20) depending on your eMac and install it behind the optical drive door. It's super easy. There's plenty of online info on this, especially on Apple.com. Good luck!
     
  7. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    So, buy one.
     
  8. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    The eMac has built in Airport support, but you need the matching Airport card installed.

    Which eMac do you have?
     
  9. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    I add wireless to my G4 Mac Mini by getting a Linksy WRT54g wireless router and install DD-WRT fireware onto it and created a 'Wireless Bridge" with it. That way you connect the wireless router to your ethernet port and the wireless router becomes a really advance wireless card.

    I can give you detailed instructions on how to do that if you are interested in going that route.

    Thanks
    -iGrant
     

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