Wireless connection with Mac G4 and Wireless-G adapter WUSB54GS

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by jsegovia, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. jsegovia

    jsegovia LI Guru Member

    I have a Mac G4 and a Linksys Wireless-G USB adapter WUSB54GS which I'm trying to use to connect the Mac to my home wireless network. When I connect the adapter to the Mac and restart, the computer finds it - the adapter is listed in the USB section details, but in the Network panel there's no way to attach to the network using this adapter. The only network ports listed are Internal Modem and Built-in Ethernet and neither one works to attach to the internet with the Wireless-G.

    What do I need to do to be able to connect my G4 to my wireless network using the Wireless-G adapter?

    I've searched for information about this topic so sorry if it's been gone over many times before!

  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    10.4? 10.3?
  3. jsegovia

    jsegovia LI Guru Member

    Sorry - 10.3.9. Does this make a difference?

  4. jsegovia

    jsegovia LI Guru Member

    I notice there's no Airport options on this computer, I guess because I don't have an Airport card installed. Do I need to have the Airport card to get the Linksys Wireless-G adapter to work with the iMac?

  5. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    All long as the MAC has wireless capability the vendor of the card should not matter. Actually after reading this again, it sounds like you need a driver, and I do not know if linksys makes a driver for a MAC.
  6. jsegovia

    jsegovia LI Guru Member

    It makes sense that I need a driver but it's strange that my Mac fully recognizes the Wireless-G adapter - in the USB settings page the Wireless-G comes up with all the details filled in.

    'Anybody know if Linksys makes a Mac driver?

  7. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    I don't know MACs, but, if you say "...my Mac fully recognizes the Wireless-G adapter...", it may only mean that the MAC can read the identification strings, etc. supplied by the USB adapter. It does not necessarily say it knows how to operate the adapter. [It's a bit like you pick up a box that is labelled "Moon buggy with special fly slapper" - you can read the box, but won't know how to operate/drive the moon buggy...(or the fly slapper ;-)]

    Google for something like "WUSB54G MAC driver". If you can find a G driver, you may be able to use it. Better will be if you can find a GS driver.
  8. sacredcow

    sacredcow LI Guru Member

    I'm having this exact problem. No drivers to be found though.
    OS 10.4
    Please help
  9. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

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