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Offline save2600

3rd party Airport Extreme question (Mac)
« on: November 09, 2009, 10:19:20 PM »
Okay, so NONE of my computer upgrades are working this week save for a RAM upgrade on my G3. Auction stated I would be getting PC100 RAM, but was send 133... not a big deal as it seems to work just fine, but it's the point. Anyway... take a look at this wireless card please:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400071334544&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:US:1123#ht_2893wt_1164

...plug and play my arse. My B/W G3 does not see this card at all. Not under System Profiler/Airport OR PCI/PC cards. Can't manually or magically "create" a profile for it in Networks either and I'm running OS 10.4.3.

I have tried to reinstall the card in the same slot to no avail. It's in the 3rd slot down from the video slot. I know the slot works as I had a PCI USB card there. Is the guy full of shite in the auction (he has yet to reply from this morning) or are there drivers I need to install for this? Card could be fried too. Been my luck this week  :-(
 

Offline pan1k

Re: 3rd party Airport Extreme question (Mac)
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 10:30:37 PM »
Well, what version of OS X are you running? I'd try to run at LEAST 10.3.9. Do a clean install so all drivers are there. After that, i'd look in system prefs and then network, and see if an entry is made for the wifi card... other than that I would sent it back, if it wasnt working.
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Offline save2600

Re: 3rd party Airport Extreme question (Mac)
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 10:52:14 PM »
Yeah, I'm using 10.4.3, clean install and all that good stuff - so they should be there. Card isn't anywhere to be found in system prefs. I wrote to the guy and he does have a guarantee, but geez... I'm not battin' very well this past week  :-(
 

Offline pan1k

Re: 3rd party Airport Extreme question (Mac)
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 11:27:50 PM »
You did go into the network pane, right? You should see at least ethernet. Download the airport installer. Maybe this will do it..
http://support.apple.com/downloads/AirPort_Utility_5_4_1
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Offline save2600

Re: 3rd party Airport Extreme question (Mac)
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 11:43:07 PM »
Yes, went to Network pane... Airport simply isn't an option. I don't suspect it will be until it shows up in the basic Hardware Pane first. And even after installing the Airport Installer (which is already included in Tiger), and a reboot - still no go. Card is dead. Just like my CF<>IDE card from Finland.

Thanks for the help though pan1k!!
 

Offline MobbyG

Re: 3rd party Airport Extreme question (Mac)
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 11:57:12 PM »
Quote from: save2600;528998
Yes, went to Network pane... Airport simply isn't an option. I don't suspect it will be until it shows up in the basic Hardware Pane first. And even after installing the Airport Installer (which is already included in Tiger), and a reboot - still no go. Card is dead. Just like my CF<>IDE card from Finland.

Thanks for the help though pan1k!!
What chip does the card use? You may need to find a 3rd party driver for it. I have a Belkin N that won't work on my Macs without a specific 3rd Party dirver.
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Offline save2600

Re: 3rd party Airport Extreme question (Mac)
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 11:58:55 PM »
Quote from: MobbyG;529000
What chip does the card use? You may need to find a 3rd party driver for it. I have a Belkin N that won't work on my Macs without a specific 3rd Party dirver.


Gosh, I have no idea. There's a metal shield surrounding something that I'm guessing are chips or a chip. Damn thing is soldered on too. Did you check out the link? The guy claims no drivers are needed, etc.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400071334544&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:US:1123#ht_2893wt_1164