1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 28, 2013 10:55 AM by rccharles
Matthew Yi Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

My older iMac (PowerPC G4, 800 mhz) won't connect to the internet via airport. The iMac has an airport card and can see the wireless router (full bars), but won't connect to the Internet. The router is a Netgear N300 Wireless Router installed by my cable company. Any help/tip would be appreciated.



iMac (Flat Panel 2003), Mac OS X (10.3.x), 800mhz
  • 1. Re: Internet connection problems on older iMac
    rccharles Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)

    Has this setup worked before? 


    have you connected wirelessly to another router?  if so connect that old router via ethernet cable to the new router.


    as a test, turn off encryptions on the router.


    as a test, try an ethernet cable connection to the router?


    I think you have the old airport card.  You may need to set up with WEP encryption ( which is of questionable value. )