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I have a 266Mhz iMac, that has a production date of 1/4/1999. I have tried to do the research myself, but the results are not clear. Is there any way I can use an Airport card, or other 802.11b device, to allow me to wirelessly connect to the network? I am getting a new eMac, and want to locate it in the study. This is where the cable modem, and former iMac, now reside. Once the Emac arrives, I want to move the iMac to the kitchen, where there is NO access to the cable. I had thought going wireless ...

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    Default Can I go wireless on iMac 266Mhz?

    I have a 266Mhz iMac, that has a production date of 1/4/1999.
    I have tried to do the research myself, but the results are
    not clear. Is there any way I can use an Airport card, or other
    802.11b device, to allow me to wirelessly connect to the network?

    I am getting a new eMac, and want to locate it in the study. This
    is where the cable modem, and former iMac, now reside. Once the
    Emac arrives, I want to move the iMac to the kitchen, where there
    is NO access to the cable. I had thought going wireless was the
    answer, but I can find no conclusive proof that this iMac can be
    connected to any type of wireless peripheral device.

    Any feedback on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards, Steve
    Stephen Elmendorf Guest

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    In article <michelle-D96041.15593322082003news.west.cox.net>, Michelle
    Steiner <michellemichelle.org> wrote:

    >In article <O9x1b.228687$YN5.154589sccrnsc01>,
    > "Stephen Elmendorf" <selmendorfcomcast.net> wrote:
    >
    >> I had thought going wireless was the
    >> answer, but I can find no conclusive proof that this iMac can be
    >> connected to any type of wireless peripheral device.
    >
    >The only possibilities would be an external wireless device connected to
    >the USB, FireWire (if your model has one) or ethernet port.
    >
    This model does not have a firewire port, so it would have to be the
    USB or ethernet port. If anyone could offer specific ideas, I could
    certainly use them.

    Regards, Steve
    Stephen Elmendorf Guest

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    In article <ARx1b.228512$o%2.104716sccrnsc02>, Stephen Elmendorf
    <selmendorfcomcast.net> wrote:
    > In article <michelle-D96041.15593322082003news.west.cox.net>, Michelle
    > Steiner <michellemichelle.org> wrote:
    >
    > >In article <O9x1b.228687$YN5.154589sccrnsc01>,
    > > "Stephen Elmendorf" <selmendorfcomcast.net> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I had thought going wireless was the
    > >> answer, but I can find no conclusive proof that this iMac can be
    > >> connected to any type of wireless peripheral device.
    > >
    > >The only possibilities would be an external wireless device connected to
    > >the USB, FireWire (if your model has one) or ethernet port.
    >
    > This model does not have a firewire port, so it would have to be the
    > USB or ethernet port. If anyone could offer specific ideas, I could
    > certainly use them.
    dlink dwl-801+
    linksys wet11
    linksys wet54g

    these connect *any* ethernet device to a wireless network, no drivers
    required.
    nospam Guest

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    Default Re: Can I go wireless on iMac 266Mhz?

    "Stephen Elmendorf" <selmendorfcomcast.net> writes:
    > I have a 266Mhz iMac, that has a production date of 1/4/1999.
    > I have tried to do the research myself, but the results are
    > not clear. Is there any way I can use an Airport card, or other
    > 802.11b device, to allow me to wirelessly connect to the network?
    >
    > I am getting a new eMac, and want to locate it in the study. This
    > is where the cable modem, and former iMac, now reside. Once the
    > Emac arrives, I want to move the iMac to the kitchen, where there
    > is NO access to the cable. I had thought going wireless was the
    > answer, but I can find no conclusive proof that this iMac can be
    > connected to any type of wireless peripheral device.
    >
    We have an old iMac of the same general ilk, and use a Linksys WET11
    Wireless Bridge near it to connect to the Airport downstairs. From
    the wireless bridge you can connect directly to the iMac's ethernet
    card and it will work great.

    (In our case we used the bridge to connect to a Netgear WAP, extending
    our wireless range even though our two WAPs won't work together directly.
    The iMac plugs into the WAP, and everything still works seamlessly. You
    do have to configure the WAP not to hand out IP addresses, and connect
    the wireless bridge to a local port, NOT the WAN port. And make sure
    to use different channels for the WAPs, of course.)
    --
    Dale J. Stephenson
    [email]dalestephensonmac.com[/email]
    3/27/87 -- Ed Hearn for David Cone. 12/20/02 -- Millwood for Estrada
    Schuerholz has finally topped himself.
    Dale J. Stephenson Guest

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