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Robbo62

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Hi, I'm new here and have only just got started with this forum, so please excuse any breaches of etiquette.

Can anyone point me in the right direction with this question.

I am the proud(ish!) owner of a macintosh Powerbook G3 (I believe it's the one called KANGA)

The family number is M3553

I would really like to know if I can use this as a wireless machine, presumably I need a card for the pcmcia or cardbus slot?

Are these peripherals still available, I know it's an older kind of machine?

The current OS is mac 8.6

any help would be appreciated.

I have seen cards on ebay, but they are all for OS mac 10.2.6 and above, I understand that this model won't comfortably run anything higher than OS 9.1, any ideas where I could hook up with a copy of that, my student allowance doesn't allow much scope for expensive purchases!

Look forward to hearing your thoughts

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my sons powerbook g3 pismo runs 10.3. perfectly ( relativly to the cpu speed of 333Mhz)
i dont know kanga

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The Pismo even runs 10.4. Kanga only supports 9.1. Regarding your wireless needs, I have no idea, but I'm sure there are solutions out there.

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Found you a compatible card, the Enterasys RoamAbout Wireless card:

http://www.compuvest...roductID=254044

Compatible with OS 9 and Powerbook G3 Kanga :)





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