2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2014 6:53 PM by Eustace Mendis
wp64 Level 1 (0 points)

My MAC g4 ethernet capability stopped working 7 years ago, and my airport wireless quite working last year. I ordered an ETEKCITY Wireless USB Adapter based on the RTL8188 chipset. I found drivers for chipset for OS X 10.4.11 and loaded them on the PowerBook. I turned the the Airport off, and tried to configure the dongle in the Network, but I only see Built-in Ethernet, Ethernet adaptor (en2), Airport, Internal Modem, and Built-in FireWire.  I do not know what to do next to connect to my WiFi. Can anyone help Me? 

 

Thanks

  • wp64 Level 1 (0 points)

    I stumbled onto the solution. In System Preferences/Network I unchecked all connections except the ethernet Adapter, and configured it as Ethernet. When I rebooted, a new Wireless Network utility icon popped up. I searched for wireless networks, found mine, entered and confirmed my WiFi password, and now I'm on the network.

  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 (25,330 points)

    Nice work! Gratifying to hear about a G4 still performing.