[iBook] WiFi security on iBook?

Peter Nevett nevett at tequis.com.mx
Fri Oct 27 09:14:56 PDT 2006

I have a G4 iBook with an Airport Extreme card which works perfectly 
with all the wireless networks I have encountered.

My wife's Clamshell G3  iBook has an "old" Airport card (not Airport 

If I turn on WEP encryption on my wireless router, the G4 continues to 
work but the G3 cannot communicate.

Do all Airport cards support WEP encryption?


On Oct 26, 2006, at 10:11 AM, Jack wrote:

> Laura Bruce wrote:
>> Interesting show on BBC3 last night exposed the vulnerablity
>> of computers due to their wireless internet signals. They drove a van
>> up outside a house, and picked up everything from the guy's ebay
>> purchases to his confirmation of a holiday booked online -- showing
>> exactly when the house would be vacant!
>> How vulnerable are G4 iBooks? I am running OS X 10.3.9, but wonder if
>> regular software updates have been sufficient to protect my computer.
>> My network does not require a password, and file sharing is turned 
>> off.
> Laura,
> That you have an open network is surprising. I recently made my Apple 
> Airport wireless network 100 times less vulnerable by increasing the 
> password complexity. It is easy to establish that first line of 
> defense, and I encourage you to do so. Experts here can explain to you 
> the additional security features of your Mac, but why not use all of 
> them, beginning with a password-protected network?
> I see no reason why an iBook would be more or less vulnerable than any 
> other model, but perhaps others will enlighten us both on that score.
> Jack
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