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#...
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?
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:
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.
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.
Ok got the right card, somebody tolled me wrong. I have it in and it recognized it but it only loads my homepage which is google, it will do sister pages off of google like images or maps but it I try to load yahoo for example, it just sits there with the load status bar 1/6 compleat and it will do this for hours. Any ideas?
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:
*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.
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...
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...