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  • 15. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,030 points)
    So just to confirm, you connected the device to your iMac's Ethernet port and powered it up. You ran Safari and entered the 192.168.1.250 address as the URL and logged into the devices setup screen.

    So, back on the higher-level instructions page that is not Mac-specific, which Step # are you on where you have this question?
  • 16. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    raidertodd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Step #8 say to enter the network's WEP key based on the default transmit key selected. But step #6 indicates to select the same default transmit key as your router's. This is why I think it applies to the port the Ethernet cable is attached to as they are numbered one thru four. But I am just surmising.
  • 17. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,030 points)
    Well, no. I don't think the number of Ethernet ports on the router has anything to do with it.

    This is why I think it applies to the port the Ethernet cable is attached to


    I'm confused. Isn't this bridge device attached to your iMac? What is attached by Ethernet cable to the router (to Port 1)? I was assuming the router was wireless, so it should not matter what is attached to Port 1 by Ethernet cable.

    I think you should pick *Key 1* and set the password for *Key 1* on in +Step 8+. If the router has more than one key, and you did not change it, it is probably set for *Key 1*. Ignore the other keys for now.
  • 18. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    raidertodd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I believe you are correct about the key #'s, and to clear up the confusion, in the instructions, it tells you to connect directly to the hub, to set it up, then disconnect it and attach to your computer or game. I hope that makes sense.

    I will let you know if this works. I am taking your advice. You may not be the network guru, but you have good advice.

    Thanks
  • 19. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,030 points)
    When I had issues with wireless networking, what often works for me is to first set it up with security turned OFF. That let's me figure out what I'm doing wrong without worrying about security settings. Then, if I have it working fine without security, turning ON the security setting usually works without further issues.
  • 20. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    raidertodd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have given up, nothing I tried worked, I will eventually purchase the airport card, but for now I am using a cat 6 wire and using the G3 in an inconvenient location, no more help needed for the moment. Thanks to all who assisted me, it was much appreciated.

    Message was edited by: raidertodd
  • 21. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,030 points)
    One thing I was curious about was the security protocol being used. That device you have seemed to only have WEP (based on the instructions). Most recent routers use WPA, although they can be set to use the older WEP. So it is important that your router's wireless was set to use WEP.

    Or set it up with no security on the router until you get it working.
  • 22. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    raidertodd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was going to try it without the security, but somehow I got locked out of the IP address site that the device sent me to. So I never got to try. I think I inadvertently changed something, because it just stopped logging in to the site. So I could no longer enter the information it was asking me for.

    At that point I gave up. It actually said that the device was connected but for whatever reason I still could not access the internet. In my Network settings it showed the device connected and the IP address it was connected to, but nothing else worked. I figured maybe this device and my old G3 don't communicate well, or at all.
  • 23. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    Jan Hedlund Level 6 Level 6 (8,960 points)
    Hi,

    This appears to have been a problem related to the network (TCP/IP) settings. I do not know which Linksys product you have tested, but a Google search for something like +WET54G Mac+ should return a number of configuration examples. Also, are you sure that the (previously installed) USB adapter software was not interfering?

    Jan
  • 24. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    raidertodd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You know Jan that could be.

    I did delete the utility that the USB wireless adapter installed. I am of the understanding that the old settings are deleted when when you do successfully connect to a network. For the moment I have the iMac G3 connected to my router with a cat 6 cable and it is working fine, the network settings now reflect that connection. Am I right about that. It's using the DHCP setting which automatically enters the IP address and Subnet Mask and what have you, I didn't enter anything manually. That shouldn't be a problem right.

    I hope not as I gave up on that device and I am waiting for an airport card adapter for the airport card I purchased. I am hoping that solves my problem. Wish me luck and thanks for the info.
  • 25. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    Jan Hedlund Level 6 Level 6 (8,960 points)
    It's using the DHCP setting which automatically enters the IP address and Subnet Mask and what have you, I didn't enter anything manually. That shouldn't be a problem right.


    If the connection is working, that is OK. DHCP is a standard choice.

    I am waiting for an airport card adapter for the airport card I purchased. I am hoping that solves my problem.


    Since this means that you will be using the AirPort software, everything should be relatively easy. Please note though that the security settings have to be in accordance with those of the third-party router.

    Good luck!

    Jan
  • 26. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    raidertodd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Jan.

    I am assuming that when you say security settings you mean WEP or WPA.
  • 27. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    Jan Hedlund Level 6 Level 6 (8,960 points)
    Yes. Whenever possible, try to use WPA (which offers better security).

    Jan
  • 28. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    raidertodd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I installed the card but the computer does not seem to be recognizing it. That is, nothing happened, is it supposed to open a set up wizard automatically or is there some settings I am supposed to change. There is no airport option in the network settings. If I ask it to assist, it asks how I connect to the internet, and there is an airport option, but it is dim and can't be selected, is there something I need to initiate. I read someone else's archived discussion about his airport card not being recognized and he mentioned something about airport drivers. I have an airport set up utility but that is for an airport base station, which is not what I am using. What am I missing.
  • 29. Re: Wireless help for older G3 iMac
    Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (30,030 points)
    There have been cases where the adapter was not fully inserted. Apparently, you may think it is installed properly, but if you push harder, it go in more completely. The antenna wires also need to be connected, but that should not affect the system recognizing the card.