I am looking at an iBook G3 for a friend and both the Ethernet AND Airport seem to be dead. He said they were working recently though, and nothing occurred that would seem to be a direct cause of the problem.
When he gave it to me it had 10.2.6 installed. I don't know much about Macs, so I took his files off and installed 10.4. It still has the same issue. When I plug in a cable, ifconfig still says:
I have already reinstalled the OS and cleared the PRAM. Not really sure what else to try. Is there a definitive test to tell if the hardware is dead? Other thoughts?
I'm confused as to why the Ethernet AND Airport would die at the same time. I'd think they are separate circuits in this gimmick?
Thanks for the help, Tom