Wifi Adapter for USB 1.0

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RaeBlu, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. RaeBlu macrumors newbie

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    Hello! I am trying to find a wifi adapter that will work on my old Mac G3 (OS 10.3.9) that seems to have USB 1.0.

    Ideas???

    I need to do this ASAP.

    Would it be easier to update the USB jacks? How would I do that?
     
  2. RaeBlu thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    I would probably just get the cheapest one from OWC, such as the $15.99 Newer Tech one. But you are probably better off not spending any more money into that machine. I would use ethernet if you can arrange the wiring as USB 1.1 is very slow (1.5 Mbps max).
     
  4. RaeBlu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the input.

    I found a new USB card at a local shop and put it in. Here's hoping all will work! Ethernet is not an option- this is set up in my studio, which is at the back of the property and doesn't have phone hookups.
     
  5. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    airport extreme to ethernet cable to ethernet port... would cost 100$
     
  6. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    FTFY
    And this setup would provide much more speed than a USB 1.1 wifi adapter.
     

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