I acquired a G5 after my FW800 MDD's power supply died. I also want to go wireless with the G5 to my airport extreme base station. The guy I bought the used G5 from wanted to sell me a little do-dad that looked like a USB antenna and card all in one that plugs into a USB port, cost about $25. He implied it would solve my problem.-- Really?
Details: running 10.5.8 OS X on the G5, dual 2 Ghz June 2004 w/ 3 GB Ram. Airport Base station is Extreme type running on 2nd floor, G5 is in the basement, big chimney in middle of the house may be a disrupter.
Question #1: So this little do-dad can take the place of both the T shaped antenna(need to buy) and the extreme airport card(also, need buy)? Or is that thing targeted to newer G5's?
Question #2: HARD Drive transfer. It would be real handy if I could mount my old FW800's ATA hard drive in the SATA G5. Any way to make this happen? or better solution so I can KEEP the old hard drive up and runnig with the G5?
I'd go with his dongle, but he will have all the software installed. Laptop and iPad have wifi & wire doesn't stick out of box.
- Ethernet Bridge
- USB dongle
The letters n/g/b correspond to the speed of the data transfer. You should match the speed to your existing router. You best match on the highest speed. N is the highest. G is middle. b is lowest.
Please note this requires mac os x 10.5 or greater to configure or windows xp to configure.
Ethernet Bridge "The versatile Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge can make any wired Ethernet-equipped device a part of your wireless network." from linksys example: http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-RE1000-Wireless-N-Range-Extender/dp/B005FDXMJS/ref =sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314563758&sr=8-1
Once configured, you can use it on any ethernet port.
Airport ExpressAirport Express is an external unit and you can configure it as a bridge. 802.11n ( I believe you will need a more modern version of Mac OS X to configure. Sadly, Apple uses a configuration program to configure, not a web browser. )
Newer Technology MAXPower 802.11n/g/b USB Adapter. New Technology has made these adapters for a while.