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OK. I have a Mac- now what?
none ^ | 9-05-07 | perfect stranger

Posted on 09/05/2007 7:44:41 PM PDT by perfect stranger

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Installing a wireless USB connection went by without a hitch with my Compaq using XP Pro, but not with this machine.

What am I missing?


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To: perfect stranger

Ahhhh. 9.2. You should get the updates at least from the Apple website and install them.

You can run OSX on it. I have an older machine than that one, I think, at work that runs OS X (Tiger) and it is a 600 mhz model with 192MB RAM running four or five simple web served databases...:)

Does just fine, but no heavy lifting for it.

PS Disregard my last post...doesn’t apply to you!


21 posted on 09/05/2007 8:06:36 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: perfect stranger

Sorry, I’ll move on. Good luck.


22 posted on 09/05/2007 8:06:56 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: perfect stranger

Do you mean a wireless access point from a USB connection?

If so, that’s not how Macs work. You need an airport card or hardwire.


23 posted on 09/05/2007 8:07:47 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: perfect stranger

What am I missing?..........A computer?.....


24 posted on 09/05/2007 8:09:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: perfect stranger
You have to set up your wireless network on Mac and type the $ sign before your network encryption key. After that you should be online. It works for me!
25 posted on 09/05/2007 8:11:23 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: papertyger
Airport cards are built into Mac Minis. You don't need to buy Apple's add-ons to get on the Internet; your ISP's modem will work fine.
26 posted on 09/05/2007 8:13:27 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Red Badger

Nope- got plenty of them. AAMAF 6 Windows Machines on and online right now, but Mac is new to me.


27 posted on 09/05/2007 8:13:57 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: goldstategop

Huh? That’s an old iMac.


28 posted on 09/05/2007 8:15:04 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: papertyger

Ethernet?


29 posted on 09/05/2007 8:15:39 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger
"...AAMAF 6 Windows Machines on and online right now..."

Does your wife know you are doing this?...:)

30 posted on 09/05/2007 8:16:04 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: perfect stranger

Does it have Firewire ports on it?


31 posted on 09/05/2007 8:17:07 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: perfect stranger

Then why the Mac?..........just felt the urge to to try something strange?.......


32 posted on 09/05/2007 8:17:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: rlmorel
One of these?

No.

33 posted on 09/05/2007 8:18:59 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Yeah, you can hardwire through ethernet or use the built in modem, but the only wireless you’ll get for it is an airport card or ethernet plug into an airport express which plugs into the wall anyway.


34 posted on 09/05/2007 8:20:58 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: Red Badger
just felt the urge to to try something strange? that I have never tried before.
35 posted on 09/05/2007 8:23:13 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Looks like your mac is doing about the same as what ours is doing at work, acting as an expensive doorstop because we couldn’t get it networked.

Hope you kept your PC handy.


36 posted on 09/05/2007 8:25:18 PM PDT by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: perfect stranger

Don’t tell that to your wife. It won’t work, believe me.......


37 posted on 09/05/2007 8:26:09 PM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: perfect stranger
No...more like this:


38 posted on 09/05/2007 8:27:16 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Kevmo

LOL...couldn’t get it networked? Why not?


39 posted on 09/05/2007 8:28:52 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: perfect stranger

Your problem is Apple Airports were in second gen before pcs were even starting to get out of the wireless gate. No one ever had a need to build a USB wireless access point for Mac.


40 posted on 09/05/2007 8:30:01 PM PDT by papertyger
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