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PowerMac G4 Quicksilver Wifi Upgrade and Connection?

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So, just realized how slow it would be if I connected my PowerMac G4 Quicksilver to wifi, even if I could, which I can't because last I checked my wifi doesn't have WEP, I think... I could be mistaken, but they the Airport card installed in my G4 Quicksilver doesn't support WPA security protocols.

 

So my thought process, if I want to use WiFi on the PowerMac G4, I need at least 802.11g Airport Extreme PCMCIA card and a wireless access point that supports WEP. Thoughts on this? Is there a better way to implement Wifi in this PowerMac G4. Doing a wired connection might not be feasible with the plan for where I intend to move this computer.

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You could install a USB 2.0 card and use a USB wifi device.

If you can find a USB wifi device that has the proper drivers.

What OS are you running?

You could also use a wifi extender and connect to it via ethernet.

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5 minutes ago, MOS8_030 said:

You could install a USB 2.0 card and use a USB wifi device.

If you can find a USB wifi device that has the proper drivers.

What OS are you running?

You could also use a wifi extender and connect to it via ethernet.

Running Mac OSX 10.4.11 

I believe I have USB 2.0 PCI card installed already. 

 

Any recommended wifi extenders?

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Whatever is cheapest! :)

I found one that supports N and WPA at the local thrift store for $5 a couple of months ago. I use it with my Linux box out in the shop.

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Well... I've gotta correct myself, the Airport PCMCIA card in my PowerMac G4 Quicksilver, does indeed support WPA, but not WPA2, so I'm not sure if the Linksys router I have has a WPA/WPA2 mode, but the Apple Airport Extreme A1143 that I picked up for $5 does, so my PowerMac G4 Quicksilver is now wireless :D.

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Those early WEP based wireless cards are kind of worthless. I have an old Linksys wireless router I turn one sometimes as a repeater (you get internet but no connection to the main network) with broadcast turned off for when I mess around with old laptops.

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You can go for a PCI card as well that has one of the supported Airport chipsets. It will work just like a real Airport (Extreme) card in OSX.

Edited by Bolle

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Why not do the simple thing?

set up a bridge, and use it for the Quick silver, and anything else you want?

They are so cheap.

Once set up, it’s like having a external Wi-Fi card plugged in. 

 

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=linksys+wet610n&_sacat=0

 

 

Edited by jimjimx

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