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3431 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2011 11:38 AM by revoir
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2011 12:23 AM (in response to DonN99)
Maybe this will work for you.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2011 5:33 AM (in response to DonN99)there is a quite simple solution for you: the most simple and most effective way to add wireless connectivity to older macs is to buy an airport express station configured as an extension to an existing network and to connect it via ethernet cable to the "old" computer. i costs less than any internal card, you have a much faster connection and you don't need to mess with 3rd party drivers. I tried this on old G4 and G5 Macs and it worked brilliant.17" MacBook Pro 2,4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2011 4:10 PM (in response to revoir)Hi
I bought an airport express but it says on the package that it "requires an airport or airport extreme enabled computer". I take that to mean I would still need the airport card in my computer. Reluctant to open the express to find out more as then I can't return it. ANY help would be much appreciated!!!
Cheers and thanks in advance
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2011 8:06 AM (in response to ShirleyApple)ShirleyApple,
You would be better off if you started a new thread instead of jumping in at the end of this one. Also, you need to tell us what kind of Mac you have (and its operating system version), how you connect to the internet, and what kind of equipment that connection uses – modem, router, wireless router, that kind of thing.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2011 11:38 AM (in response to ShirleyApple)Hi Shirley, of course it requires an airport enabled Mac to set up a wireless connection. but if you configure the new airport station as an extension to an existing wireless network, you can connect your old Mac via Ethernet to it. that way it works as a dongle, adding a network connection to your old machine.17" MacBook Pro 2,4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.5)