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my airport card will not go into my emac

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audie.tarr Calculating status...
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Jun 14, 2012 9:00 PM

i have a emac and the airport card will not fit, yes it is the right one. i have been up al night fighting with it and im ready to through the thing down the god **** driveway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,745 points)
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    Jun 14, 2012 9:37 PM (in response to audie.tarr)

    Hello, which eMac & which Airport card please?

     

    So we know more about it...

     

    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, report the version of OSX from that window, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

    Model Name: eMac

    Model Identifier: PowerMac6,4

    Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.2)

    Processor Speed: 1.42 GHz

    Number Of CPUs: 1

    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB

    Memory: 2 GB

    Bus Speed: 167 MHz

    Boot ROM Version: 4.9.2f1

     

    Just asking... is it right side up?

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to audie.tarr)

    You still need to to what BDAqua asked with System profiler. All eMacs are A1002 but, starting with the "eMac ATI Graphics," they used the Airport Extreme card, not the original Airport. Only the very first eMacs use the original Airport.

     

    This article helps you noodle your way through the somewhat fuzzy eMac variant maze:

     

    How to locate the serial number and identify your model

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Jun 18, 2012 3:10 PM (in response to audie.tarr)

    Also, you may end up damaging the Airport slot, if you use the wrong card.   Note, the original Airport card is not worth its value anymore, because it does not support the higher end WPA2 encryption.  Unless you are over 1500 feet from the nearest neighbor who might be snooping in, it would be better to get an 802.11g or better ethernet wireless bridge and connect the eMac to the LAN port of that bridge, while sharing all other more current devices with WPA2 encryption.  Of course if your new enough for Airport Extreme, find that out first. If you depend on wireless for AppleTV, or local area network communication, no eMac can communicate at 802.11n speeds, and that wireless bridge with 802.11n capability would be better once again if all other wireless machines support 802.11n.  The slowest device in the network can bring the whole network down to its speed.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:15 AM (in response to a brody)

    AB,

     

    it would be better to get an 802.11g or better ethernet wireless bridge and connect the eMac to the LAN port of that bridge

    There is the problem of all eMacs being limited by a 10/100 ethernet port. We have a 50MBPS wired conection but my wife's eMac, a last gen 1.42G, can only make 5MBPS max due to the port limitation. If OP's eMac is a USB 2.0 model (doubrtful as it's a 1 gigger), a USB wrieless dongle woutl tbe the best option for fast service.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to Allan Jones)

    USB 2 didn't become available on the eMac lineup until the 1.25 Ghz processor was included. Source: http://www.everymac.com/systems/by_capability/mac-specs-by-machine-model-machine -id.html

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to audie.tarr)

    You might be locked in an internet service provider's proxy settings, or be setup on a non-administrator account on your Mac that limits what pages you can access.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to audie.tarr)

    First tell us what Mac operating system you are running.  We can find the information on http://support.apple.com/ once we know this.    Go to Apple menu -> About This Mac.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to a brody)

    Dear AB,

     

    FWIW, there were a few 1.0G eMacs with USB 2.0 logic boards. They are mentioned at the end of the lead-in copy on this everymac page on the 1.25G eMacs:

     

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/emac/specs/emac_1.25.html

     

    here:

    *Please note that there also is a 1.0 GHz variant of this model that was released exclusively to education.

     

    A few have turned up here after being sold off by the schools. That's why I hedged my answer. If OP does what BD asked with System Profiler so we get the Machine ID code, we would know. Machine ID code PowerMac4,4 is USB 1.1; code PowerMac 6,4 is USB 2.0.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,745 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to audie.tarr)

    Open System Preferences>Network>Configure>Proxies Tab, make sure none are set, like for HTTP & HTTPS

     

    10.5/10.6 instructions, System Preferences>choose interface>Advanced>Proxies Tab, make sure none are set, like for HTTP & HTTPS.

     

    Also, turn off IPv6:

    System Preferences » Network » AirPort » TCP/IP tab » Configure IPv6

     

    Try putting these numbers in Network>TCP/IP>DNS Servers, for the Interface you connect with...

     

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    Then Apply.

     

    For 10.5/10.6, System Preferences>Network, unlock the lock if need be, highlight the Interface you use to connect to Internet, click on the advanced button, click on the DNS tab, click on the little plus icon, then add these numbers...

     

    208.67.222.222

    208.67.220.220

     

    Click OK.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Jun 19, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to Allan Jones)

    Don't you love it when Apple makes exceptions for Education.   In fact the iMac was the first to have a post-Lion release just for education.  I have to wonder if that model can boot into Snow Leopard or not.

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