Connecting Mac G5 to wifi
I'd like to connect my old Mac G5 to wifi. I have the wifi antenna which is plugged in but do I need some sort of card or adaptor?
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Yes, there is an AirPort Express card (802.11b) you could get as an option. Sadly, today we are using much faster WiFi connections and it's likely your router (AP) won't support this older standard. I would recommend getting a standalone AirPort Express unit so you can hook it up via the Ethernet port on your system to then connect to your router over WiFi.
But before you go down this path... Are you sure you want to connect your system to the internet?
Most of the software your system is using won't offer the same fidelity as newer systems running newer OS & apps. Besides, your systems security could be at risk as Apple has long since stopped issuing updates on the older OS's this system uses.
Here's a vid on how to install it: How to install airport card in a Power Mac G5
How about converting the system into a Hackintosh?
Your kids might enjoy doing the project too! Here's Tony's web site that gets into doing it: My PowerMac G5 Hackintosh Build. While the site is a bit dated it can lead you into a fun project and in the end get something better suited for todays web.
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