Wireless Re: [iBook] "New" ibook, new to list

Eric Hall jester_123 at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 11 10:40:57 PST 2007

Hi Fred! No, there is no Airport card. I'm going to go ahead and experiment with one of the usb wireless networking dongles anyway. I'm afraid to take the iBook apart and put an Airport card in! I will report back with results, if any.

I'm a HAM as well fred. (KC0RUR) Consider this email the "secret" handshake!


Fred Stevens K2FRD <k2frd at mac.com> wrote: At 9:43 AM -0700 11/3/07, Eric Hall wrote:
>Hello List,
>Just got a 700Mhz model. It's a great little web surfer with Mozilla. I'd like to go wireless with it. I noticed they have some usb dongle type of wireless networking devices on the market. Any of them "just work" with the iBook and OS X 10.3.9? Thank you,

Eric, your iBook may already be wireless capable with an Airport card. Check under the Apple pulldown menu "About this Mac", then "More info" (takes you to System Profiler), then under Network, "AirPort Card". It'll let you know if one is already installed.

If not, used AirPort cards for iBooks are available on eBay for about $60; new off eBay or from an online supplier, they're about $100 plus S&H. The antenna is built into the iBook's top IIRC. I wouldn't mess around with a dongle-type wireless system; too much to go wrong.


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