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Wireless stopped working [message #375172] Wed, 31 October 2018 12:20 Go to next message
Milton King is currently offline  Milton King
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I pulled my PowerMac G4 out of the closet and found that it will not connect wirelessly. I never had this problem before so I am wondering if there is a fix for the airport cards or are they too far out of date that new hardware is needed. My one G4 is a MDD 867 MHz dualie running Leopard. I do not know about my older G4 running Tiger but one problem at the time. Anybody got any ideas.

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Re: Wireless stopped working [message #375173 is a reply to message #375172] Wed, 31 October 2018 12:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Len Gerstel is currently offline  Len Gerstel
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Many newer wireless routers, particularly budget priced, don’t support the older wireless standards like 802.11b that the Airport is. I would check your router’s supported standards first.

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> On Oct 31, 2018, at 12:20 PM, Crab King <crabster@cox.net> wrote:
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> I pulled my PowerMac G4 out of the closet and found that it will not connect wirelessly. I never had this problem before so I am wondering if there is a fix for the airport cards or are they too far out of date that new hardware is needed. My one G4 is a MDD 867 MHz dualie running Leopard. I do not know about my older G4 running Tiger but one problem at the time. Anybody got any ideas.
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Re: Wireless stopped working [message #375174 is a reply to message #375173] Wed, 31 October 2018 13:37 Go to previous message
Jesse StJohn is currently offline  Jesse StJohn
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I can also confirm this. Most new routers will only operate at hi speed with the newer encryption standards, so if you have a G5 or G4 or even earlier, cat5 is the way to go.... I have many altivec-era ppc Powermacs and they will not connect securely to new routers. If that however is your thing, just find out how to adjust in your routers settings page. Sadly, I used a iPhone 3GS and a 4s and they were not allowed to connect unless I used the less secure settings on my router... you could always use another older router as an AP..... Turning off router functions and using it as a wireless switch, and in that routers function you only supply an ip to a few select devices such as your G4.... Just my 2¢. I’ve also done this and I know it works.... linksys routers are a dime a dozen and a second hand store or craigslist....

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> On Oct 31, 2018, at 11:33 AM, Len Gerstel <lgerstel@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Many newer wireless routers, particularly budget priced, don’t support the older wireless standards like 802.11b that the Airport is. I would check your router’s supported standards first.
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> Len Gerstel
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>> On Oct 31, 2018, at 12:20 PM, Crab King <crabster@cox.net> wrote:
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>> I pulled my PowerMac G4 out of the closet and found that it will not connect wirelessly. I never had this problem before so I am wondering if there is a fix for the airport cards or are they too far out of date that new hardware is needed. My one G4 is a MDD 867 MHz dualie running Leopard. I do not know about my older G4 running Tiger but one problem at the time. Anybody got any ideas.
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