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

Fred Stevens K2FRD k2frd at mac.com
Sun Mar 11 16:29:34 PST 2007

Hi Eric--

Good luck with the dongle device and please let us know how it works for you. I've had to use dongle-type adaptors (albeit not for wi-fi) on my old PowerBook 1400 and Dell (yuk! ptooey!) Latitude laptop (ham radio digital commo only), found them to be a PITA.

Actually, installing an AirPort card is pretty simple. The two tabs at the top of the keyboard (next to Escape and Eject/F12 keys) pull down and the keyboard lifts out. The AirPort card slot is right there. There's an itty bitty wire with an itty bitty plug which is the antenna coax which plugs into the AirPort card. It may need to be accessed anyway if the dongle wireless system doesn't have its own antenna.

Cool on the ham license. Macs have a higher representation among hams due to Mac's superior technology which hams recognize - some 17% according to trackers on ham sites. Do you have plans to upgrade to General?

73 de Fred K2FRD

At 11:40 AM -0700 11/3/07, Eric Hall wrote:
>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!

73 de Fred Stevens K2FRD, VO2FS

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