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Wireless in G3

by mikealex80 / February 9, 2006 1:15 PM PST

I just purchased my first mac a cheap used g3 lombard. I've been wanting to try a mac and the price was right. It has OSX on it, can I use any wireless card to connect to my wireless network or does it have to be an apple aircard?

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Wireless Card
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 9, 2006 8:49 PM PST
In reply to: Wireless in G3

No, it does not have to be an Apple Airport card. This is just as well as there is nowhere to put one anyway.
You will need a wireless PC card that is compatible with Mac OS X.
Do a Google search for such a device. Apple do not make a wireless card for the G3 laptop range.

Check out this site for more information:


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Also Check out
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 10, 2006 10:42 AM PST
In reply to: Wireless Card

the D-Link DWL-122 USB wireless option


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by mikealex80 / February 10, 2006 12:29 PM PST
In reply to: Also Check out

Thanks for the help. I ended up getting a Hawkin HWC54DA, and probably paying too much but it was the only one I could find at a local store that came with mac support, and I was too impatient to order something online.

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(NT) (NT) Did it work for you?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 10, 2006 9:44 PM PST
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It works great
by mikealex80 / February 10, 2006 10:25 PM PST

It works fine. It came with all the software needed for a mac.

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 11, 2006 2:45 AM PST
In reply to: It works great

Another item to add to the "it will work " list



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