Wireless G with WPA encryption on OS 9.2.2

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ptdebate, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. ptdebate macrumors 6502


    Jul 3, 2014
    Dallas, Texas
    Dear OS 9 stalwarts,

    I want to be able to use OS 9 as the main operating system on my TiBook 1Ghz, and so far it's treating me well in every way except one: my PCMCIA wireless adapter, a Belkin F5D7010 802.11g (v1 Broadcom) card, will not connect to modern wireless networks with password encryption. It recognizes them with no problem, it's actually connecting that's the issue. I don't need to do extensive web browsing, but it would be nice to be able to look something up from time to time while writing. Does anyone know a solution for this? Am I stuck with exclusively WEP or non-encrypted networks?

    Note: the Belkin card works just like an Airport card in Tiger (albeit with wireless G speeds), with plug-and-play connectivity.

    Thanks again for all the help!
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    My son's original Airport card in his TiBook (Leopard, 10.5.8) will do WPA. But the encryption on my router has to be TKIP. If I set it to AES he cannot connect.

    If you can change that setting in your router, may be worth a try.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    OS 9 never had any drivers for WPA networks made publicly available.
  4. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    Also, you could get a WiFi->Ethernet adaptor to maintain wireless capabilities on OS 9. Plus, its a bit faster than an AirPort card. Also, you are very lucky to have a 1GHz TiBook *mops drool*.
  5. reddrag0n macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2007
    I got one of these to hook up to my TiBook or my Sawtooth running OS 9

    Wireless-N Universal Media Connector

    Works great, better than trying to hack a router for DDWRT and making it into a wireless bridge.

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