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Setting up my Airport card on G4

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I have a G4 mac with the following specs:


Mac OS X

Version 10.3.9

Processor - 350Mhz PowerPC G4

Memory - 224Mb SDram


I just got hold of the appropriate Airport card so I could connect to my wireless router wirelessly. Or so I thought. I have used pcs up to this point and have a Billion Wireless router that they all connect to. I assumed the mac would connect to this.


When I put the card in and started up the mac it noted a new hardware device. At the top right hand of the mac screen it shows the wireless symbol and when I clicked on it it picked up my home network. When I selected the network it showed the security level - wep personal, and asked for my password. When I inputed that and pressed enter, it tried to connect then came back with an error saying there was a connection problem.


My routers security is WPA-ESK, it does seem to have the macs WPA personal.


Is there a problem trying to connect a mac to a standard pc wireless router, or is there something I need to set up with the airport card. It didn't seem to ask for anything to be installed.


Pardon my ignorance here. A few weeks ago I did run a network cable from the back of the G4 to directly to the router and gained access to the internet that way, but I carn't understand why it won't connect this way.


Hope you can help.





PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.3.x), 350mhz


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