Simple wireless connection question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by saritabou, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. saritabou macrumors newbie

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    Have an old ibook that dates back to 2001, it's a g3. Would like to have a wireless connection on it as I also have a desktop pc and would like to use the ibook around the house. Tried using a USB LAN to get the wireless connection but not sure what to do. The USB works if I put it on the pc which proves that I can have wireless but there's nothing when I plugg it to my ibook. My router is a netgear WGR 614.
    Can someone put me out of my misery please and yes I know my mac is getting on. :)
     
  2. poolish macrumors regular

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    does the ibook recognise the usb wifi device at all? maybe it needs software
     
  3. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably the software. I got an old Bondi blue imac running on my wireless but I had to buy a specific usb/wireless dongle in order to get it to work. Have you checked your manufacturer's website for compatibility?
     
  4. mmzplanet macrumors regular

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    I agree with the others. Sounds like a software issue. Need to find drivers for that device or find one that supports OS X.
     
  5. saritabou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys. Got the device from my parents who have exactly the same ibook as me (or so I think) If need be how do I get the software? Sorry to sound so useless:confused::eek:
     
  6. paintthecity macrumors newbie

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    You can just get the CD that came with it and have them give it to you, or look it up on google, and you should be able to find a driver.:)
     
  7. saritabou thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for that last advice. managed to find the software and successfuly downloaded. a million thanks for that but what is a wpa pre shared key code
    :confused:
     

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