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    Wireless Networking a G4 with 2 PCs

    Well my dad is moving out of his office and setting up a home office. Along with this he is setting up broadband and wants a wireless network to serve the broadband.

    I have suggested a "NETGEAR DG834G Integrated ADSL Modem 54Mbps 802.11g Wireless Firewall Router" and 2 x "Netgear WG311 54mbps 802.11g Wireless PCI Card" for use in my PC and my mums PC.

    What I am unsure though is whether I will need a specific card for my dads G4. He is on OS 9.** at the moment but is upgrading OSX over the next week or 2.

    Is it worth splashing out on an Apple Air Station or will a PCI network adaptor work with the right drivers?

    The Netgear router will serve 1mbit broadband to the three PCs, so it needs to all be compatible for this purpose!

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    or can i plug the router directly into the G4 with the supplied ethernet cable, then just have the 2 PCs connected wirelessly?

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    You can just plug it directly into the router it would be easier/cheaper than bying a airport express card for the g4.

    I;ve got the next one up from that router and it works fine with my girlfriends g4 plugged in , along with my powerbook working wireless and my pc plugged into the router.

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    You'll need something plugged in, initially, to set it up - might as well use the g4 for that, like gordy said, it'll be a lot cheaper than getting an airport card.

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