: USB Wireless Adapter for a PPC Mac Mini?


zoziw
Feb 5th, 2007, 05:42 PM
I have a Mac Mini without a wireless card but have recently moved my computer set up away from my wired internet connection.

I have a Linksys wireless router and need a USB wireless adapter that would work with both it and my Mac Mini. Back when they came out I recall there not being many, or any, options for this and was wondering if there was now a reliable USB wireless adapter for the Mini?

Vexel
Feb 5th, 2007, 05:45 PM
I've heard a lot about these recently. Can't comment on quality. But, they're built for Mac OS X.

http://www.macwireless.com/html/products/11g_11b_cards/11gUSB.php

miatamac
Feb 5th, 2007, 11:55 PM
I had similar need with an older eMac. I bought a wireless ethernet bridge from Tiger Direct - http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1649578&CatId=1594

It does the same thing as the USB wireless dongle but it plugs into the ethernet port on the eMac leaving a USB port free. The only problem that I had was that it wouldn't accept a 10 Hex encryption key for WEP. I had to switch over to ASCII for the WEP encryption key.

zoziw
Feb 6th, 2007, 01:34 AM
Thanks to both of you for the suggestions, I had forgotten about the ethernet bridge option.

I'll take a look around town and see if I can track down either and put my Mini back into use again. :)