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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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Can I get some help from the Freeper Mac contingent?
1 posted on 09/05/2007 7:44:44 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: Blue Highway

ping


2 posted on 09/05/2007 7:45:31 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Direct connect your mac into your router using a network cable, go to the website for the manufacturer of your wireless network USB dongle, look to see if they have any Mac drivers for it.


3 posted on 09/05/2007 7:49:30 PM PDT by kingu (No, I don't use sarcasm tags - it confuses people.)
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To: perfect stranger

What operating system are you using on your MAC?


4 posted on 09/05/2007 7:51:09 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Swordmaker

Ping


5 posted on 09/05/2007 7:51:32 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

How do I find that out from the desktop?


6 posted on 09/05/2007 7:52:55 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Look for “About this Mac.”


7 posted on 09/05/2007 7:53:50 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I’m using OS 9.2


8 posted on 09/05/2007 7:54:28 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Ok, my husband is thinking about this.


9 posted on 09/05/2007 7:56:05 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

I’ve been exploring it for a few hours before posting and That one thing I didn’t see aywhere.


10 posted on 09/05/2007 7:56:46 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Click on the Apple in the upper left hand corner of the screen, select “About this Mac”, then click on the “More Info...” button. Click on the word “Hardware” on the left side of the window that appears, and copy the contents of the right side of the window where it says “Harware Overview”. Paste it in the thread...:)


11 posted on 09/05/2007 7:57:37 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: perfect stranger

If you are trying to make your old MAC a wireless to hook up to your router; then you have to use an ethernet client bridge.


12 posted on 09/05/2007 7:59:24 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: perfect stranger

One more answer coming up fm.


13 posted on 09/05/2007 8:00:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: perfect stranger

The client bridge is also marketed as wireless gaming adapters.


14 posted on 09/05/2007 8:01:16 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: perfect stranger

I never heard of wireless USB.


15 posted on 09/05/2007 8:01:28 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: rlmorel

‘About this Mac’ comes up as ‘About this Computer” and has none of those options.


16 posted on 09/05/2007 8:01:51 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

You’re kidding...right?


17 posted on 09/05/2007 8:02:21 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: perfect stranger

Check with Office Max or Staples and tell them what you are looking for and what you are trying to do.


18 posted on 09/05/2007 8:03:01 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: papertyger

My apologies. I meant a wireless connection plugged in through a USB.


19 posted on 09/05/2007 8:03:59 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: BreezyDog

No...is that a problem?


20 posted on 09/05/2007 8:05:47 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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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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To: rlmorel
LOL...couldn’t get it networked? Why not?

Two words: Eye Tea.

41 posted on 09/05/2007 8:32:50 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: papertyger; rlmorel

yup, that’s what happened. I posted it on FR on some mac thread not long ago.


42 posted on 09/05/2007 8:38:30 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: papertyger

I am the go-to guy in my institution for Macs...which is okay. I get along with IT, and they just direct people to me. I can usually get em fixed up in no time at all. I can also remove some of the FUD, since the IT guys respect me and will listen to me and help out when they can.

Works all around for me...:)


43 posted on 09/05/2007 8:38:44 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Kevmo

Ahh. They were actively opposed to having any Macs on their network? That’s too bad. I mean, my folks won’t activate IMAP on their Exchange server, which is needed to run Entourage on the Mac. IMAP has inherent security risks associated with it (in the opinion of our IT folks) and they just won’t do it, so anyone with a Mac has to use webmail. Eck.


44 posted on 09/05/2007 8:42:11 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: rlmorel
I can also remove some of the FUD, since the IT guys respect me and will listen to me and help out when they can.

Hell, maybe moderate moslems DO exist!

;o)

45 posted on 09/05/2007 8:42:47 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: rlmorel

“You can run OSX on it.”

I wouldn’t run anything higher than 10.3 (Panther) on that machine because of the memory limitations...I think the G3 iMacs max out at 512 mb. You can get Panther install CD’s cheap on Ebay as well.


46 posted on 09/05/2007 8:49:30 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: DesScorp

Yeah. It depends on what you want to do with the machine. For simple web browsing, word processing and such, one of those with 512 is okay and somewhat enjoyable.


47 posted on 09/05/2007 8:51:30 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: rlmorel

Wife?


48 posted on 09/05/2007 9:05:06 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Just kidding...

“Honey, what are you doing in the cellar?”

“Oh, I am just networking another computer I found at the end of the driveway up the street...”

“WHAT! ANOTHER ONE???”


49 posted on 09/05/2007 9:07:28 PM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: Cindy
Check with Office Max or Staples and tell them what you are looking for and what you are trying to do.

That's pretty funny. Knowing the salespeople that work in places like that, asking a question such as that would be an interesting experiment, but probably not very helpful. I'll bet $10 they try to sell him a remote control or an iPod.

50 posted on 09/05/2007 9:10:00 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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