Ok, I have a Quicksilver 2002, as per the subject. A couple months ago, we had a near-miss lightning strike. My ethernet port is now dead.
Currently, I connect to the cable-modem via USB cable. Altho the documentation says it will handle USB & ethernet connection at the same time, it seems to be flaky since then, disconnectiing us several times a day. Plus, I'm moving soon, and the wireless route looks like what I'll need there anyway. But money is rather short.
I see I can get an old Airport card, but those are becoming expensive.
In researching, it seems like many PCI adapters won't work with OS X (Broadcom chipset seems to be important). I tried one card, and the System Profiler didn't even recognize that a card was plugged in. I'm wondering if modern PCI cards won't handle my 33 MHz PCI slots, or if maybe my PCI controller got fried by the lightning too.
There are also some USB wireless adapters, but since Quicksilver only has USB 1.1, I'm essentially limited to 802.11B (slow). G would be better.
So, the question(s): Have I missed any major options? Does anybody recommend a particular route here? A particular brand?