Wi-Fi Configuration on a Power Mac G4 PPC

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Wi-Fi Configuration on a Power Mac G4 PPC

Postby Jose Ledesma » April 4th, 2013, 1:35 am

I can not seem to configure my wi-Fi on my desktop. I am running OS X 10.5.8 Leopard.

Please advice…

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Re: Wi-Fi Configuration on a Power Mac G4 PPC

Postby Turboladdade » April 4th, 2013, 7:13 am

Do you see the AirPort menu in the upper right hand side of the Menu Bar?
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Re: Wi-Fi Configuration on a Power Mac G4 PPC

Postby Jose Ledesma » April 4th, 2013, 7:18 am

Turboladdade,

No I don't… I don't see the AirPort menu.
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Re: Wi-Fi Configuration on a Power Mac G4 PPC

Postby Turboladdade » April 4th, 2013, 9:24 am

Not all Power Mac G4s have an internal AirPort card, it was an option back in those days. Are you sure yours is equipped with one?
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Re: Wi-Fi Configuration on a Power Mac G4 PPC

Postby Jose Ledesma » April 4th, 2013, 1:02 pm

Yes it is... ID 00:30:65:1D:28:80
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Re: Wi-Fi Configuration on a Power Mac G4 PPC

Postby Turboladdade » April 4th, 2013, 2:51 pm

And you got that from what, System Profiler? Is AirPort or Wi-Fi an option in System Preferences -> Network?
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Re: Wi-Fi Configuration on a Power Mac G4 PPC

Postby Jose Ledesma » April 5th, 2013, 1:18 am

The Mac ID I mentioned earlier is on the AirPort card label that was installed when I first purchased the desktop. The Wi-Fi icon is not even an option on the system's preference.
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Re: Wi-Fi Configuration on a Power Mac G4 PPC

Postby Turboladdade » April 5th, 2013, 8:58 am

There isn't a Wi-Fi icon in system preferences, only "Network" - inside of that you normally would see AirPort (Wi-Fi on later systems). However your wireless port may have been deleted for some reason.

In System Preferences -> Network, if you do not see AirPort in the list, click the plus at the bottom:

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Then choose AirPort from the Interface menu (it changed to Wi-Fi at some point between Leopard and Mountain Lion, I forget when):

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Then click create.

If you don't see your wireless card in that menu, your computer doesn't think you have a wireless card.
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Re: Wi-Fi Configuration on a Power Mac G4 PPC

Postby Jose Ledesma » April 6th, 2013, 6:24 am

So if that's the case; that my computer doesn't think that my computer does not see the wifi card. Then what do you recommend?

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