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My new (old) Airport card

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I bought an Airport card (not express) on ebay last week from a reputable seller. Last night I was so stoked thinking that I could just plug it in and watch it go like I did when I bought a wireless card for my iBook. No such luck. I have a G4 Powermac and it seems to be recognizing the card, but the card is not recognizing the network.

 

Things I've done:

 

1. Double-checked that it is all the way plugged in.

2. Spent an hour with tech-support with my ISP.

3. Ran software update.

 

I know the name of my network and the password, but even when I try to manually enter it it won't work. Tell me some things I can try to get it to work. I'll probably take the card into the Genius Bar sometime this weekend, but I'd love to solve this on my own.

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Check your base station is set to b/g not just to g networking. Your new (old!) card won't see the network is it's g only.

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Check your base station is set to b/g not just to g networking. Your new (old!) card won't see the network is it's g only.

 

Well, I don't have a base station. I have a 2WIRE modem that I got when I subscribed to my ISP. Knowing its age, I can't imagine that it is g only.

 

Any other thoughts?

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It wont be hardwired g only, but it may be a software setting. I can set my routers to b only, g only or mixed. You need it set to mixed.

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