Power Mac G5 Wireless help

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Naylor, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Naylor macrumors newbie

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    I understand that I cant fit a airport extreme card to my G5 as it was purchased after 2005. I have a airport extreme base station, is there anything else i can use to get my G5 wireless, can i get an airport express and connect the G5 to it with an Ethernet cable or are there PCI express wireless cards available.

    Any advice appreciated.
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    There are probably some cards that you could use a generic or hacked driver like for the Atheros chips.

    However the best solution I can think of for Wireless would be these wireless USB adapters besides finding the special Airport card for PCI-e G5's.
    802.11N
    802.11G

    Or just use an ethernet cable.
     
  3. nplima macrumors 6502a

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  4. Naylor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Was looking at that but its not pci express.
    Its too far to use an ethernet cable, the dongles look good, I take it they are just plug and play.
     
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Those USB adapters I mentioned are probably just plug and play. Since OS X has several wireless drivers built in. Otherwise they will come with a driver. Macsales (Otherworldcomputing) is an old stalwart in selling products for Macs.
     

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