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I've got a Power Mac G4 ( dual 1,25 Mhz) and want to install a modest house WiFi network with 2 other PC's The doc I have says it has a slot for "old style" AirPort (802.11b or 11 Mb/s). I am now running Panther. Question : does anybody knows if there exists some kind of adapter allowing to insert an AirPort Extreme card into the Power G4? I could'nt find any clue on Apple site but then I'm quite a novice ! Thanks in advance....

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    Default AirPort Extreme for Power Mac G4 ?

    I've got a Power Mac G4 ( dual 1,25 Mhz) and want to install a modest house
    WiFi network with 2 other PC's
    The doc I have says it has a slot for "old style" AirPort (802.11b or 11
    Mb/s). I am now running Panther.
    Question : does anybody knows if there exists some kind of adapter allowing
    to insert an AirPort Extreme card into the Power G4?
    I could'nt find any clue on Apple site but then I'm quite a novice !
    Thanks in advance.


    F. Guest

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    Default Re: AirPort Extreme for Power Mac G4 ?

    In article <BC39C0F2.D6E%fr>,
    "F. JOLY" <fr> wrote:
     

    There isn't. The old Airport Card (802.11b) will work with the newer
    (802.11g) base stations.

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    Default Re: AirPort Extreme for Power Mac G4 ?

    In article <BC39C0F2.D6E%fr>,
    "F. JOLY" <fr> wrote:
     

    Nope. The form factor has been totally changed between the 2 cards.

    But you might be able to pick up a PCI card based WiFi. Check for
    Macintosh compatibility. Maybe search on Dealmac.com

    Also you can get ethernet to WiFi bridges that should not cost any more
    than the Airport Extreme card. While this would require more external
    stuff and most likely yet another power brick, this is a desktop system,
    so it already has wires and stuff. What's another couple :-)

    Finally, if you locate your new WiFi base station near to the PowerMac
    G4/1.25GHz/Dual you can just run an ethernet cable from the Mac to the
    base station and let this system be part of the wired side of your LAN.
    And that will be much faster than either 802.11b or g. It is a thought.

    Bob Harris
    Bob Guest

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    Default Re: AirPort Extreme for Power Mac G4 ?

    F. JOLY <fr> wrote:
     

    No, but you can use an 802.11g PCI adapter card:
    <http://www.buffalotech.com/wireless/products/airstation/WLIPCIG54.html>
    ..
    Neill Guest

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    Default Re: AirPort Extreme for Power Mac G4 ?

    F. JOLY <fr> wrote:
     

    No, but instead you can use Sonnet's Aria Extreme PCI, which gives you
    802.11g via a PCI slot and works with Apple's Airport drivers (OS X
    10.2.6 or later required).

    http://sonnettech.com/product/aria_pci.html

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