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supernova777

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airport cards - wireless for mac os 9?
« on: November 22, 2013, 12:26:40 PM »
do airport cards work well under os9.2.2?

i have no experience! --which is funny because ive had my hands on quite a few number of macs and they never have had this card in the slot inside its always been empty for every mac ive ever seen or had anything to do with as if they are rare as unicorn horns, sought after + sold for riches:)
but yea,
it just ocurred to me that my powermacs have this airport slot that would help me
out if i was moving things around alot during crazy configurations when using multiple machines for vsts + having to worry about all the audio cables etc
one less cable would actually be nice no to worry about;)
« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 12:28:19 PM by supernova777 »

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Re: airport cards - wireless for mac os 9?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 02:09:10 PM »
yes but very slow and the encryption is not as good i think only wep is accepted.
i had to change my router to make it work and thats a part to think about before you open up or setup a guest network.
i prefer my gigabit wired lan over anything.

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Re: airport cards - wireless for mac os 9?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 04:09:04 PM »
Devil's got it right... WEP only with Wireless B (slow, yet solid)...

Best to go into a router or a Gigabit switch first (for Data Transfers to and from other macs) and then router for the Web... you can FTP from OS X to OS 9 units to grab data via the "Go" "Server" and the Mac OS 9 local IP address

« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 04:58:09 PM by DieHard »

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Re: airport cards - wireless for mac os 9?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013, 04:15:12 PM »
g mode not supported under os9

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Re: airport cards - wireless for mac os 9?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2013, 04:58:53 PM »
Correct...was thinking B...type G...fixed  ;D

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Re: airport cards - wireless for mac os 9?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 09:53:47 AM »
http://www.sonnettech.com/product/ariaextremenpci.html



this card is not compatible with os9.. im trying to find a similar product that has os9 drivers!
so i can eliminate the need for ethernet cables + switch routers

supernova777

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Re: airport cards - wireless for mac os 9?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 10:22:28 AM »
i guess this is the best option



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Re: airport cards - wireless for mac os 9?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 07:50:21 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK8xONiIEFU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK8xONiIEFU</a>
this is the best type of solution but i doubt u will find one under 50 bucks

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Converts printers & computers at N Speed ? Can this be true ?
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2014, 10:32:22 PM »
How did we miss this !

http://www.linksys.com/en-mea/products/bridges/WET610N

No drivers…. works on a G4 under OS 9 ?

********** UPDATE - OMG, This guy did it ************

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Cisco-LinkSys E3000 Wireless N Router

HEADGAP SYSTEMS GETS MORE GIGABIT ETHERNET & THE LATEST WIRELESS N
While my servers have been connected via a LinkSys Gigabit Switch and CAT5E cables to our T1 since we installed it (October 2006 thanks to WorldSpice), our regular internal network has been routed through an old LinkSys 10/100 router and switches. We have now replaced that gear with all new latest LinkSys Router (E3000 Dual Band Wireless N Gigabit Router) and Switches (EG008W, and EG005W). We also installed a LinkSys WET610N that will enable my old Beige G3DT to connect at Wireless N Speeds (worked perfectly). We don't stock any of these since every discounter (like Best Buy or New Egg) in the world already carries them.

One of my goals for installing this equipment was to connect our DirectTV DVR to our network wirelessly. This will enable me to download the Free Video On Demand programs and movies. I downloaded a few free movies and a few episodes of programs I like. It works just fine. While fast the High Def movies and shows are large. I just select them at bedtime and let them download while I sleep.

We did end up having to pull new CAT 5E cable for upstairs. It seems the exterior cable we used over 10 years ago was CAT 3. Now our upstairs network leg is also Gigabit speed.
LinkSys WET610N - CONNECT YOUR OLD MAC COMPUTER UP TO WIRELESS N SPEEDS

While not inexpensive I bought a LinkSys WET610N Wireless Video and Gaming Adapter (about $100 delivered from a discounter). It is now on my DirectTV Box and allows me to download Video On Demand. Once you set one of these up to access your network on a modern Mac with a modern browser you can hook it to pretty much anything with an Ethernet Port. In my case I hooked it to may bench G3 Desktop machine running 9.2.2. Set the TCPIP control panel up and loaded up a brower. I was able to surf the web and connect to my network at Wireless N speeds. I do have a Gigabit Ethernet card installed on this unit that I plugged into but the stock 10baseT port would work although slower. Performance was excellent. What this may mean to you though is you can indeed hook up older Macs to a Wireless Network. Anything that runs TCPIP and has an Ethernet port or card should work. Just be prepared to set the unit up on a system with Tiger and Safari. The included manual tells you how to set up the unit via a web brower and you have to disregard the Window Install Disk.

G4 Website: http://powermac-g4.com

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Re: airport cards - wireless for mac os 9?
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2014, 01:19:28 AM »
yeah theres alot of new wireless bridges that are very cost effective !!!!
the one i posted by TPlink  is only 30 bucks

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Re: Converts printers & computers at N Speed ? Can this be true ?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2014, 11:43:39 AM »
you mean how did *you* miss this? LOL
i wrote about this type of device back in december of 2013
u write this msg in june of 2014 6months later lol

How did we miss this !

http://www.linksys.com/en-mea/products/bridges/WET610N

No drivers…. works on a G4 under OS 9 ?

********** UPDATE - OMG, This guy did it ************

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Re: airport cards - wireless for mac os 9?
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2015, 05:25:19 AM »
for non-airport cards refer to this thread:
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=2490.msg14323#msg14323

excellent page i  found on the web archive backup

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Re: Converts printers & computers at N Speed ? Can this be true ?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2016, 01:08:11 AM »
How did we miss this !

http://www.linksys.com/en-mea/products/bridges/WET610N

No drivers…. works on a G4 under OS 9 ?

********** UPDATE - OMG, This guy did it ************



http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_1056_356&item_id=062755
tons of devices like this now in 2016 - time to throw out the old pci b/g airport adapters that SUCK compared to wireless N speeds

using wired ethernet into one of these wireleses bridge/access point devices is THE best solution hands down!! - totaly sidesteps the whole compatibility issue documented here: http://web.archive.org/web/20090323083515/http://www.stateofyo.net/metaphyzx/Wireless.htm