Ok, here's the deal. A friend of mine is in charge of purchasing Macs for his school. He recently bought a new 867mhz Quicksilver and has a number of older dual 500 G4 towers in the Lab. He ordered all the above without the usual bundled 56k modem in order to save money. These are mostly graphic work stations but he wants to take one home for the summer and use his dialup connection for a month or two. Looking inside he found what looks like a modem module that when unscrewed can be rotated and put in/ screwed back in place to display a telephone port . Is this typical? It appears to be wired but does not show up as an option running OS 10.1.5. He states he does not have OS 9 installed. <br><br>He postulates, it was just cheaper for Apple to leave the modem in place on his custom orders even though before unscrewing and rotating the module, the telephone port was not visible. What gives? <br><br>Bottom line, can this be made to work? <br><br>Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.<br><br>Rox <br><br>
#9679 - 07/09/0206:21 PMRe: G4 Modem? Not ordered....
It is posible that he is right, not too likrly though. Although on one model of the G3 (I think the mhz were 300 + 400 or something like that) Apple had it so all you had to do was flip a super small switch on the 300 to make it a 400 this was changed pretty fast. I don't know really someone else might. Also just a thought where did you learn that word "postulate" I havn't heard many people besides myself use it. It seems to be pretty rare these days.<br><br>Peace, Late, Skate<br><br>~Steve~
#9680 - 07/09/0210:13 PMRe: G4 Modem? Not ordered....
heheheh.... I did have my four years in college although one cannot always tell from my choice of words :D<br><br>Thinking it over, that module.. about a one and half inch square internally ...may just be an RJ11 connector. Period. It would appear that the actual modem is set diagonally across on the motherboard and bolted in. I don't think he has that. <br><br>Thanx for the reply. <br><br><br><br>
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