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PowerBook G4 WPA wireless


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Original poster
Oct 30, 2007
New Zealand
Hi There I have a 1.67 G G4 powerbook with a A1127 airport card in it, running Leopard OS. I have a new router running WPA TKIP security. I can't connect to it. Says unable to connect - no bars on the airport icon. Lots of other machines connecting - all newer models. Is this possible with this set up? Able to connect to the router via cable no problem.


Aug 2, 2011
Is your router setup to only broadcast 802.11g and/or n? That would be the first thing I would check. I believe the standard Airport cards in the G3/G4 era only work on 802.11a or b.

Also, some versions of Mac OS don't support WPA and its various permutations. I run into this a lot on the Pismos and clamshell iBooks that I refurbish. Usually need a specific version of Panther and Airport Utility to successful use WPA. You could always try switching to router security settings to WEP, just to see if that solves your problem.
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