Tomorrow I'm picking up the newest addition to my Apple collection of Macs, a PowerMac 9600. I'm planning on upgrading it with a 400MHZ G4 card I've got laying around and install Mac OS X on it. All of this in combination with a PCI ATA/133 card should make a nice low cost server. Only problem is getting on my wireless network (Airport Express). I have absolutely no experience with macs before PowerMac G3 B/W.
From what I've found so far, there are 2 options. First is an ethernet bridge, I believe this would require an update of the internal ethernet port (10 => 10/100). Secondly it should be possible to get a PCI 802.11G card, I probably don't need to mention that I prefer the latter, mainly to keep everything internal. The problem is I have no idea which card to get, or which cards are compatible. Any suggestions on what might work?
PS: Don't tell me to go google about this, I tried and didn't come up with anything.
Sonnet is probably the best bet. Belkin have a habit of swapping chipsets without telling anyone. If you can get one out of its box before you buy, you can check for a broadcom chip on the card. If its there, it should show as Airport under OS X. DON'T go by the pic on the box.
I picked up my new mac this morning. Already disassembled all the pieces (I've never seen so much dust in one place) and it's now ready to be painted black. Whilst disassembling I came accross a 3.5" drive, placed in the front section. I think it's a harddrive, though it looks nothing like one and is at least twice as thick. On the other hand, I had never seen a harddisk older than a 10GB ATA/66 one besides the other one placed above the PSU (which is a normal sized, normal looking HD)
I'll take a picture tomorrow, haven't got my camera here.
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