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Hi: I have a nifty old Performa sitting in my basement that I boot every now and then. For a 25MHz '040, it is a zippy little thing. Anyway, I have it updated to OS 8.5, and have an external 9GB drive (talk about overkill!). We have a mixed Mac/PC Airport network, and I'd like to add this into that, so that I could have internet access in the basement easily. Any ideas if this is possible - and what I should do? Thanks, Mike...

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    Default Airport with an old Performa 475 (Q605)?

    Hi:

    I have a nifty old Performa sitting in my basement that I boot every now and
    then. For a 25MHz '040, it is a zippy little thing. Anyway, I have it
    updated to OS 8.5, and have an external 9GB drive (talk about overkill!).

    We have a mixed Mac/PC Airport network, and I'd like to add this into that,
    so that I could have internet access in the basement easily.

    Any ideas if this is possible - and what I should do?

    Thanks,

    Mike


    Michael Guest

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    Default Re: Airport with an old Performa 475 (Q605)?

    In article <c1o1of$1lc3rc$news.uni-berlin.de>,
    "Michael Anderson" <com> wrote:
     

    Does it even have Ethernet? If so, you could try an
    Ethernet-to-wireless bridge. There are a few models available, pretty
    cheaply.

    --
    Tom "Tom" Harrington
    Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X.
    Version 2.0: Delocalize, Repair Permissions, lots more.
    See http://www.atomicbird.com/
    Tom Guest

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    "Tom Harrington" <no.spam.dammit.net> wrote in message
    news:.. [/ref]
    and [/ref]
    overkill!). [/ref]
    that, 
    >
    > Does it even have Ethernet? If so, you could try an
    > Ethernet-to-wireless bridge. There are a few models available, pretty
    > cheaply.
    >[/ref]

    No ethernet - though I believe there is one of those special internal card
    connecters ... I may have to check on that.

    Mike


    Michael Guest

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    Default Re: Airport with an old Performa 475 (Q605)?

    Tom Harrington <no.spam.dammit.net> wrote:
     

    He'd need to install an LC/PDS ethernet card, unless it already has one.
    My question is how he's running OS 8.5 on a Mac that's limited to 8.1.

    --
    Mike Rosenberg
    <http://www.macconsult.com> Macintosh consulting services for NE
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    Mike Guest

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    Default Re: Airport with an old Performa 475 (Q605)?

    "Mike Rosenberg" <invalid> wrote in message
    news:1g9uz7h.1v5zp5z1k8dg26N%invalid... 
    >
    > He'd need to install an LC/PDS ethernet card, unless it already has one.
    > My question is how he's running OS 8.5 on a Mac that's limited to 8.1.[/ref]

    Sorry ... it is 8.1 - for some reason I thought it was 8.5 ... oh well, I
    still like that little box.

    Any hints on a reliable source for an LC/PDS card ... and a ENet<->WiFi
    bridge?

    Thanks again,

    Mike


    Michael Guest

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