Power MAC - 6500/275 needs USB connectivity.

I have a 6500/275 Power MAC - I would like to add USB connectivity to it.

Can I use a USB PCI card?
yostnetAsked:
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skisessionCommented:
Yes, the drivers are on any Mac OS Install CD 8.6 and later. You have to do a custom install of the drivers from the CD after the PCI card is installed. I assume you are running Mac OS 9 on this computer? OSX will be all ready to go, if you are running a variation of it.
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yostnetAuthor Commented:
we are at about 8.5 or so.  it is pretty old.
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skisessionCommented:
Try this. These old updates are still available online. OS 8.6 is required for this USB driver package.

Download Mac OS 8.6 Update here:

http://www.download.com/Apple-Mac-OS-Update-8-6/3000-2283_4-10029432.html

Apple USB Driver package 1.3.5 here:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=60394

With the PCI card installed the driver package should at least give you usb 1.1 capabilities.
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yostnetAuthor Commented:
thanks -  we will see if we can upgrade - the guy is using it as an engineering device and needs to be able to run the CAD software.

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yostnetAuthor Commented:
Is there a process in upgrading from the existing version to the newer version that you had mentioned above?

thanks
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skisessionCommented:
yes, the installer should run from your desktop. I don't believe you need a startup disk for this update
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yostnetAuthor Commented:
unfortunately - I do not know much about the MAC's -- Is there a foral procedure that may be documented somewhere?


thanks

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