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Wireless on old eMac
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dragonfall5
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Oct 3, 2006, 05:32 AM
 
Hi,

I have an old 700Mhz eMac that I want to pass onto my 8-year-old daughter.

I would like her to have wireless internet access as she has no phone point in her room. I understand the 700mhz EMac requires the old Airport (not Airport extreme) card, which is quite expensive, even on eBay.

Does anyone have any cheap solutions to getting a wireless connection, possibly by recommending a third part card?

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Stolfi1
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Oct 3, 2006, 06:11 AM
 
dlink makes a cheap usb wifi adaptor that will work on it. I cant remember the model number i think it was dwl 115 maybe.
     
jamil5454
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Oct 3, 2006, 09:08 AM
 
Pretty much any USB adapter with a Broadcom chipset should work.
     
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Oct 4, 2006, 11:48 AM
 
Airport cards aren't THAT expensive. They just still cost $80 to $100 like when they were new. Otherwise, find a USB to 802.11 converter that works with OSX as suggested.

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Oct 4, 2006, 12:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eriamjh
Airport cards aren't THAT expensive. They just still cost $80 to $100 like when they were new.
that's still more than DOUBLE the cost of a usb adaptor.

and no warranty.

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