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Internet connection My wife's g4 doesn't see the cable as plugged in. New Lynksis wireless router, new 6100f modem from Verizon. One HP pc wired connection and two pc wireless connections all work fine. The Verizon rep thought it was the Mac's network card. If so can I replace it myself?

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The only way to replace the network card is to replace the logic board in this unit, however if you are running 10.5, you can purchase an external USB to ethernet adapter at a local Apple retailer and you can hook the computer to the network through that adapter

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My Officejet wont print pdf files from my minimac (os 4.11) but prints fine from my pc running xp. Also my mac has lost ethernet connectivity, but the pc works fine. Any sugguestion how to fix?


This seems to be a single issue. The fact you cannot print to a presumably shared printer AND cannot access the network or Internet, would indicate your issue is simply connectivity related.
Are you connecting the Mac via wired ethernet cable or wireless?
If it is wired, check your connection via the network icon on your screen (usually upper left) Click on the icon and choose "Open Network Preferences". In the window that appears, check on the left side to see if the appropriate connection has a green, yellow or red dot next to it. If the dot is red, you are not connected. If the dot is yellow, you are connected but there is an issue.
If the connection is wired and there are other computers able to get online, then check the cable connected to the Mac or replace it.
If the connection is wireless, then check try reconnecting again and make sure you are using the right passphrase for your security requirements. You may need to delete the profile and recreate it. You can do this by clicking on the Wi-Fi item on the left panel of your Network preferences window and then clicking on Advanced button. In the following window that appears, find your wireless network name in the list under Preferred Networks and click on it to highlight it. Then click the - button to remove it. Then close the window and try reconnecting to the network from the icon on the bar at the top of your screen, using the correct network passphrase (if needed).
If this still does not work, think this through...
1. Is any other computer using wireless connection and having a similar connection issue?
2. Did this computer EVER connect to the network and Internet successfully?
If the answer to either question is yes, then the problem is likely your Router/Modem. power OFF the router (and modem if separate) for about 30 seconds and then power it ON. See if this resolves the connectivity issue. If not, consider doing a factory reset on the router/modem, but make sure you have the appropriate settings needed to configure the router and/or modem as these will likely be lost when you reset the devices and will be required to get connected to your Internet Service Provider.
If the answer to question 2 above is NO, then the problem is directly related to the mac. If you are trying to connect via wireless, try connecting with an ethernet cable instead to make sure the mac can connect that way.
If neither way seems to work, it may be possible there is a network configuration problem, defective router, or possible network conflict present and may require a more professional approach requiring a visit from a networking professional to resolve it.

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Connecting g4 to wpa2 network; option is only wpa


Hi Tom,

Bad news, the old G4 Laptop does not support that protocol...
You can either change the Wireless security int eh router to simple WEP or purchase a wireless PC Card that supports WPA2
but then again.. investing in an old G4 Laptop???
Can you simply run a cable ?

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My old outdated emac wont connect to internet


A lot of people think its the computer when they can't connect to the internet. In reality it's most likely your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Check the lights on the front of the Cable modem or DSL modem. The "received" light is the one you need to worry about, if it blinking it's receiving data.
If you are not seeing any blinking light you will need to call your ISP for troubleshooting.
A lot of times they do maintenance and have disconnect everyone in the area.

Sep 17, 2010 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

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How to get wireless internet


Acquiring wireless internet service can be done several ways. The most common way is by using a wireless router - such as an Airport Express - in combination with the modem your internet service provider has given you.
This creates a Wireless Area Network in the range of about 100-300 feet depending on the strength of your router and sources of interference.
Once using a wireless router with your modem, your Mac should be able to connect to it by clicking on the Airport icon in the upper right hand corner and selecting the name of your network.

Other ways to get wireless internet include but are not limited to using an antenna that plugs into your computer in conjunction with a cellular network. Such devices are commonly available but are not going to be anywhere near as fast as a wireless connection created using the method described above.
Keep in mind that using a cellular antennae usually requires additional software supplied by your wireless provider (for example, AT&T or Verizon) whereas your Mac should be able to connect to a wireless network created by a router without any additional software.

Jul 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to get wireless on it


If your Mac Mini does not have an Airport built in, you can purchase a USB Wireless Antennae from most any electronics store. Just make sure to check and make sure that it says it compatible with Mac OS X.
If you mean how do you "set up" wireless with it, you will need an internet connection and a wireless router, which are also cheap and common.

Jun 27, 2010 | Apple Mac mini G4 Desktop

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Our Mac while connected to a Belkin Wireless Router's Ethernet port continuously disconnects, when connected to just the modem it is fine. The wireless seems to be functioning properly.


Well, i guess the most obvious solution is to just use the wireless :D

But I totally understand if you want all your stuff to work. Chances are, the router is failing. At least on the ethernet port you are using. Do you get the same behavior if you try a different port?

It is also possible the ethernet cord is bad, are you using the same cord to plug directly into the modem? If not, try a new cord. If the problem persists, then you need a new router.

Apr 24, 2010 | Apple Computers & Internet

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Ethernet speed changes from normal to zero


If you have high speed internet go to your ISP webpage and do a speed test. If You are paying for say like 10 MEGS and are only pulling 1.2 Megs. It probably is your modem. Your speed will slow down to approx 7.5 behind a router. Also Your ethernet cable might need replacing. might also might try resetting your router. disconnect all power even the cable comming in and reset everything. Hope that helps.

May 24, 2009 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

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Connecting Mac laptop to wireless router.


THE FIREWALL AND WINDOWS DEFENDER IN THE PROBLEM, THE ROUTE ALSO NEED TO BE SETUP TO THE SYSTEM SO YOU CAN ACCESS THE MODEM AND THE MODEM ACCESS THE REST OF THE NETWORK.

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INSTALL THE ROUTER AS A NEW DEVICE SO IT SETS EVERYTHING UP FOR YOU AND TAKES CARE OF THE FIREWALL AND DEFENDER ISSUES.

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Network a G4 (OS 9) to a eMac (OS X)


OK - first, crossover cables let you network PCs together without a switch or router. I would strongly recommend returning the crossover cable and buying a router so that you can use both computers on the internet at the same time.

Second, the eMac monitor can not directly be used as a monitor for your G4 - it's not built that way. However, you can use Screen Sharing on OS X (if both have Leopard) or Apple Remote Desktop software (if you buy it) to remote control the G4 using the eMac.

You will DEFINITELY need a monitor on the G4 in order to set it up at all, so I hope you have that.

Keep in mind that you can buy, for less than $200, an LCD screen that is larger and better quality than the eMac, and it would leave the eMac useful as a second computer. Since the eMac is unlikely to work at all with Leopard, and you'd have to buy Apple Remote Desktop, you're going to spend less money by buying a separate screen for the G4.

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Wireless Modem don"t connect


well imac G4's don't  have built in airport (wireless internet) included as usual with apple its another item you must buy an airport extreme card  then hook it up to an airport base station another item to buy via wireless internet then hook you airport extreme base station up to your modem via ethernet. whew ok now sync the airport base station to your imac using airport set up application then select your network and type your WEP password and viol internet in about 1 hour if your lucky hope this helped my fingers hurt now LOL. 

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