5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2008 10:33 PM by 1new2apple
Stig Bach Level 1 (5 points)
Does anybody know if this router works on a Mac, or if it has to be a special variation of this (there are several)?

We have two Mac's:

1) eMac: 700MHz PowerPC G4 running OSX 10.4.11

2) Mac mini: 2.0GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo running OSX 10.5

We use Firefox and/or Safari. We have no experience with routers, and if there's a better choise for a good price. you're welcome to come with suggestions

Hope for a quick answer, as we have to decide tomorrow morning at the latest (taking over a house tomorrow, and seller has offered us this router for appr. 25€).

eMac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,232 points)
    Hi Stig Bach, and a warm welcome to the forums!

    Most routers do, but that's not the easiest...


    We can likely help you out no tter what Router you get, but maybe you'd like one of these...


    We use Firefox and/or Safari.

    Matters not what you use, they're all the same, but many only have Windows® instructions... not that a Mac can't use them!

    If you want a Linksys, get a get the WRT54GL.
  • sig Level 8 (35,785 points)
    The WRT54G works very well. I have used one for 3 years now. It's pretty much plug and play and darn inexpensive.
  • APPLEAL Level 2 (155 points)
    Agree with BD comments. The router works fine on Macs. You can buy one new for $39 though it is an older model.
  • sig Level 8 (35,785 points)
    The choice of router between these two should not make too much difference unless you intend to get into the router firmware. The difference between the two models is that the WRT54GL has a bit more memory in it and runs a version of Linux that has been subject to a lot of customization by serious hackers. The WRT54G uses a proprietary firmware system that doesn't need as much memory and does not have code available for folks to customize.
  • 1new2apple Level 1 (0 points)
    This is exactly the router I have been using and have not had any problems. I connect wirelessly and have not tried it hard wired.