Hi. First, I'm a newby to Applefritter, so please excuse any clumsiness or unintended violation of protocol.
I just moved to a place w/ one (count 'em, ONE) phone jack -- in the kitchen, no less, where I've had to set up my DSL modem and 802.11 router. This is forcing me to take full advantage of the router to use both this laptop and (hopefully, eventually, fingers-crossedly) my PowerMac G4 dual-867-CPU ("mirror-door") in my office. (My fiance's not keen to the idea of me running Cat5 cables into the kitchen any more than she is putting my desk and computer there!)
Anyway, I've been looking for alternatives, i.e., WiFi adapters for said G4 and dang if they aren't both rare and expensive. I'm told now I can't even use Airport Extreme PCI cards Apple sells -- I believe "Extreme" refers to the $80 price tag -- so I'd have to use an older and even more expensive Airport Card. Yikes!
Anybody have a suggestion or three?
I understand that it boils down to an issue of drivers (or lack thereof) to use existing PCI and USB WiFi adapters out there. I actually stuck an AirLink USB adapter into the G4, which at least recoginized it, but, alas, no driver, which I expected.
Any help/advise/consoling will be much appreciated. Thanks!