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Airport card sees but won't connect with wireless router

Power mac g4 my other 3 mac's all work

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  • Jason Johnson May 11, 2010

    do you have password protected network? If not try updating you software. You will need to hook up to wired connection to do so or put on a cdrom for it to update.

  • Sean Cole
    Sean Cole May 11, 2010

    If you disconnect any of the others can it connect then? Have you checked for any MAC address blocking on the router? Which router are you using?

    All the best

    Sean
    PiDigital


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can you tell us the error message that you get?

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Depending on what type of Internet service you are using, your Intel iMac comes standard with an Airport Extreme wireless card built in. As a result, if you are unable to connect wirelessly to the Internet, you will need to try this:

- Click on the Apple menu icon, located in the upper left corner of your screen and select System Preferences from the drop down menu.

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This article provides instruction on the installation of the AirPort Wireless Networking card into a Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics) computer. Similar instructions, with graphics, are included with the AirPort card.

1. Shut down the computer (choose Shut Down from the Special menu) and unplug all cables except the power cord.
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6. Insert the AirPort card (serial number side up) through the opening in the PCI card guide, and into the connector on the main logic board as shown below.

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Instructions for using the AirPort software are in Mac Help, available in the Help menu.

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