Wireless iMac

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Wireless iMac

Hi,

I have a g3 500mhz imac. I want to connect it to my wireless network at home, and was wanting to find the cheapest way to make it wireless. Airport cards are around £70 over here, so they are out of the question. I was looking at usb wireless adapters, but ive heard they arent very reliable. please advise.

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oliver

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APcard equiv. costs less

If you can get your hands on an iMac AP-card adapter you can use a cheapo lucent-chipped wifi card instead of the pricey pukka AP card. See the thread here on the very topic.

Alternately, you could use a wifi-ethernet adapter (such as sold for game consoles.)

edit: I picked up an iMac adapter here in the states for $25 shipped, and lucent-chipped wifi cards (I used an orinoco Silver) cost from $10 to $25. I figure $50 or so to add internal AP-connectivity to an iMac is a pretty reasonable amount.

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will this hack work with any

will this hack work with any pcmcia wireless card? because i think i might have one lying around somewhere. i didnt know that the airport card had the same interface! good piece of info.

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no, it has to be a wavelan ty

no, it has to be a wavelan type card. you can google search for a list of compatible cards.

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