1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 1, 2013 4:14 AM by rindi1
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I have an iMac G5 20". The problem it has is that the internal ethernet port isn't working properly. IT does recognize the ethernet cable is connected or not, but it doesn't get a valid IP from my DHCP server (it gets an APIPA address). Manually setting an IP doesn't help either (I can't ping anything with it). The cable and port it is connected to worj without issues when using standard PC's. The iMac doesn't have an Airport wireless NIC.


I have a logilink "WL0049A" USB wireless dongle. I installed the driver for it, but the device isn't shown in the network setup utility of OSX 10.5 (which is the OS running on the iMac), so I have no idea how to get it working. Can someone help here?


Another option I have is an older USB-Ethernet dongle, a Planet UE-9500, for which I also found MAC drivers which I was able to install. But also here the device isn't shown in the network setup utility.


Both of those devices are shown in the system profiler...


Can someone help me get the LAN running using these external USB network devices, or does anyone know of a device that works? Or does anyone know how I could get the internal NIC running? Soldering is no problem...


Thanks for any help,


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)