1. MrMars's Avatar
    My son picked up this functioning iMac G4 at a local thrift store for $40. It’s running OSX 10.5.8. It recognizes our home WiFi network but cannot connect to it. Any idea how to get it to connect?
    Last edited by MrMars; 03-11-2018 at 03:55 PM.
    03-11-2018 03:14 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If you’re using WPA2, make sure the G4 can connect to it. Also, some G4 models can only connect to 802.11b.
    03-11-2018 04:23 PM
  3. MrMars's Avatar
    If you’re using WPA2, make sure the G4 can connect to it. Also, some G4 models can only connect to 802.11b.
    Pretty sure I’m using WPA2. How would I determine those other points? I was hoping I could find a component I could just plug into a USB port that would pick up the WiFi.
    Last edited by MrMars; 03-11-2018 at 07:10 PM.
    03-11-2018 06:31 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Pretty sure I’m using WPA2. How would I determine those other points? I was hoping I could find a component I could just plug into a USB port that would pick up the WiFi.
    I would go through your Wi-Fi router’s menu and disable encryption to see if the G4 will connect. If it does, I would then Re-enable encryption, but with just WPA. If it connects to it, but not WPA2 then you’ve found the problem.
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    03-11-2018 08:44 PM

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