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I have an old emac. Can I connect to the internet?

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Feb 11, 2012 6:55 PM

I got this computer a long time ago from my father-in-law and the other day I decided try to connect internet.

I just turned it on and it conencted but it was very slow so, I started touching things to make it faster but now it doesn't connect it at all...

 

eMac  10.1.4 128 MB/G4/

when I click on serial number it says, Build 5R106

 

Can anyone help with this?

I have Fios connection to other computers.

Thank you.

eMac, Mac OS X (10.1.x)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 11, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to Yangdong)

    Is it connecting via Airport or Ethernet?

     

    So we know more about it...

     

    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, report the OSX version listed there, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

    Model Name: eMac

    Model Identifier: PowerMac6,4

    Processor Name: PowerPC G4 (1.2)

    Processor Speed: 1.42 GHz

    Number Of CPUs: 1

    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB

    Memory: 2 GB

    Bus Speed: 167 MHz

    Boot ROM Version: 4.9.2f1

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 11, 2012 8:54 PM (in response to Yangdong)

    Well, this is tough without knowing eben what version of the OS you're running, but with only 128 MB of RAM it has to be an older version.

     

    When you click on About this Mac you don't see someting like this???

    About thisMac.jpg

     

    If you don't know the model, find the Serial# & use it on one of these sites, but don't post the Serial# here...

     

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

     

    http://www.appleserialnumberinfo.com/Desktop/index.php

     

    How to find the serial number of your Apple hardware product...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1349

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 12, 2012 11:06 AM (in response to Yangdong)

    That list is from System Preferences>Network>Show>Internal Modem or such...

    NetworkModem.jpg

     

    I don't think you clicked on the Apple at the top left of the screen & chose About this Mac did you?

     

    Anyway, what all is showing in those tabs.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 12, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to Yangdong)

    And boutthis Mac showed no version #???

     

    Must be 10.0.0 I tink!?

     

     

    Make a New Location, Using network locations in Mac OS X ...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2712

     

    Is that Interface dragged to the top of Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations and checked ON?

     

    The Interface that connects to the Internet, needs to be drug to the top of System Preferences>Network>Show:>Network Port Configurations and checked ON.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 13, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to Yangdong)

    Could the 10.1.4 be a typo? I'm not sure there ever was one of those, I think it went from 10.0.4 to 10.1.5, but that'd be really ancient.

     

    Could it say 10.4.11 instead?

  • MichelPM Level 5 Level 5 (7,140 points)
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    Feb 13, 2012 8:29 PM (in response to BDAqua)

    Hey BD!

    If the Poster's eMac is one of the very first 700 Mhz models, it originally shipped with OS 9.

    No OS X.

    OS X Puma did have a 10.1.4 version, as I have an old OS X archived update with 10.1.4.

    So, it might be possible that the OP is correct with his info.

    This could be a really old eMac.

    The About this Mac pop-up window, if I remember was very basic and was completely different from what has been the "standard" Get Info pop-up window since OS X 10.2 Jaguar.

    It looked like this

    volume-overlay.gif

    It's entirely possible the OP has a very old eMac.

    G4 MDD 1.25 Ghz SP CPU, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), ATI 9600 graphics
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,775 points)
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    Feb 13, 2012 10:25 PM (in response to MichelPM)

    Thanks, there isn't much that can be done anymore though in 10.1.x if that is the case!

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