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3289 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2010 1:22 PM by tonybassplayer
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2010 3:38 PM (in response to tonybassplayer)You have a second-generation Titanium Powerbook G4, manufactured in March 2002. Yes, you are in the right forum.
It's been two or three years since I checked around for third-party wireless cards for a Tibook, so these links are old:
I'm not sure all three cards are still available, but if they are, they will all work well in your Tibook's CardBus slot, and they don't require any third-party software.
Of course you could also look for a used original Airport card (802.11b, which is slower than any of the cards linked above). For a long time, they were absurdly expensive compared to the third-party CardBus wireless cards, but that has probably changed now. The drawbacks are slowness and, of course, the fact that they're only available used now.
Message was edited by: eww15" UMBP 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iTouch 32G, scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser and photo printers
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2010 8:29 AM (in response to tonybassplayer)Decided to try my partners card from her pc laptop ( it's a Proxim and the net says its compatible )
The icon appears on the top tool bar but nothing else happens. Must admit that I was expecting something to pop up requiring some input etc but there is nothing.
Any ideas as to what to do next ??
TonyPowerbook 1.5GHz PowerPC G4, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 1.5 GB DDR SDRAM
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2010 9:06 AM (in response to tonybassplayer)
...and the net says its compatible...
"The net" says a lot of things, and if you believed them all...well, you can see where I'm going with that. More important than what "the net" says, what does Proxim say about Mac compatibility for the card model you're using? Does Proxim offer a Mac driver for the card? I suspect it needs one, and if Proxim doesn't offer one, you'll have to find a third-party driver that works with the card. Others may be better able to advise you where to look for that than I am. My own inclination, were I in your shoes, would be to spring for a card that has been proven to work with Macs and with Apple's own Airport software, needing no additional driver.15" UMBP 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iTouch 32G, scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser and photo printers
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2010 1:22 PM (in response to eww)Good call, I bought a new ( recommended for mac ) one on ebay for £4.50 and it works finePowerbook 1.5GHz PowerPC G4, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 1.5 GB DDR SDRAM