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My school computer (MAC G4 laptop) had wireless Internet capability until it was re-imaged last week. How do I set it up again? I have a 2wire router and AT&T broadband. Please help. Thanks.

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Hi,when re-imaging the MAC-G4 the correct driver software for all the hardware is loaded ,provided the "expert"that has done the re-imaging used the correct method and firmware-If some of your hardware does not function,take it back to the firm or person that has done the job for you.It very likely needs a RE-re-image.Regards George

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