2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2008 12:03 PM by a brody
DesertPenguin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Recently, I purchased a used iBook G4 (Mid 2005). The price was right, but the seller informed me that there was an issue with the Airport card. That issue being that the computer would kernel panic whenever airport was turned on.

I have been running the computer smoothly with airport turned off and a direct connection to the internet. However, the lack of portability is becoming frustrating, and rather than pay to have the computer serviced, or replace the card myself (Airport Card is not a DIY on the mid 2005 iBook like I initially thought), I decided to buy a USB dongle to connect to my wireless network.

However, after several frustrating searches, I have been unable to find a USB dongle that is Mac compatible. I imagine that many are compatible with OS X 10.4.11 even if it isn't explicitly mentioned, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a good USB dongle that I would be able to use with little to no problems.

Ooops! Should have marked this topic as a question. My apologies ...

iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • ang.car Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi there. I am having the exact same problem as you. I would be very interested in seeing how you resolved the problem. Please reply or contact me as soon as you can. It would be greatly appreciated.
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,125 points)
    http://www.macwireless.com/ may have a solution for you, but it won't be USB. You can attach an ethernet wireless router to the ethernet port of the machine and share a wireless network with another wireless router. I don't recommend using USB wireless dongles as they tend to be slower than you may want, and frequently they only have non-standard drivers, which can get very picky if the machine falls asleep.