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Calling all Mac Weenies

My buddy has a Mac G4 Quicksilver (not a laptop). We’re networking the apartment, and really don’t want to run network cable everywhere…

So, my question is…What type of PCI cards or network adapters would you recommend? I’ve checked the usual places like OWC and such…any assistance is appreciated, and the router being used is a Linksys WRT54G.

Muchas Gracias.

Oh, those of you using Boot Camp might want to have a look at this…

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6 thoughts on “Calling all Mac Weenies

  1. An Airport card is the obvious choice, but they’re a little scarce these days. Not sure if Airport Extreme will work with that model G4, but you might have a look-see at the Apple website; IIRC, they have a list of which models work and which don’t.

  2. The linksys WPC54G PCMCIA card works with the older Macs– or the laptops anyway. I would imagine it’ll work with any Mac-supported PCI-to-PCMCIA card, however.

    Alternatively you could just use an ethernet-based wireless interface / bridge, probably the most cost effective method.

  3. That’s basically my home setup, Cap, with an Airport Express in the garage for Airtunes to help while away the hours wrenching in the garage. LinkSys D-Link router and an Airport Extreme card in the iMac upstairs. The setup worked/works with Christiana’s HP laptop too, although XP would unaccountably lose the connection on occasion. Usually worked fine after a restart, though.

    Needless to say, the iMac and even my old G3 Powerbook never have had the least trouble finding their way to cyberspace (or each other) through this rig. Ahem.

  4. Uh, does that G4 have usb 1 or usb 2 ? if it seems a little slow you might want to explore that.

  5. I installed a USB 2.0 card in his machine a while back…that and I maxed out the memory…it runs very well for a 6 year old computer…

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