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AWishForNoOne
Jan 13, 2003, 11:08 AM
Does anyone know if it will ever be possible to put an airport wireless extreme card into a regular airport equipped computer?

sparkleytone
Jan 13, 2003, 11:24 AM
most likely only with a third part 802.11g PCI or pcmcia adapter.

AWishForNoOne
Jan 13, 2003, 11:37 AM
i have an iBook so does anyone think that there is any way this will be possible?

mnkeybsness
Jan 13, 2003, 11:43 AM
Originally posted by AWishForNoOne
i have an iBook so does anyone think that there is any way this will be possible?

i doubt it

rainman::|:|
Jan 13, 2003, 12:01 PM
there are at least half a dozen threads on this already.

pnw

FelixDerKater
Jan 13, 2003, 04:05 PM
If there were drivers for the Mac for those USB connected wireless networking antennas, you could get one of those. You may want to look into that.

zarathustra
Jan 13, 2003, 04:43 PM
iBook = No.

you can still use "airport classic" to connect to "airport extreme", that's why Apple went with 802.11g, instead of 802.11 a.

*adjusts glasses with tape and checks pocket protector for ink leaks*.

sparkleytone
Jan 13, 2003, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by FelixDerKater
If there were drivers for the Mac for those USB connected wireless networking antennas, you could get one of those. You may want to look into that.

altho its a good suggestion, it would nonetheless be pointless to have a USB 802.11g adapter. USB can only achieve a max throughput of 12mbps. And even that is rarely achieved.

G4scott
Jan 13, 2003, 05:40 PM
what about a device that plugs into your 10/100 ethernet port, and turns that into a wireless signal? I think it would work, and I think I've heard of them for 802.11b, but it would need a battery, I think...

zarathustra
Jan 13, 2003, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by G4scott
what about a device that plugs into your 10/100 ethernet port, and turns that into a wireless signal? I think it would work, and I think I've heard of them for 802.11b, but it would need a battery, I think...

If you plug into a wireless router (802.11g) through the built in Ethernet, and THEN connect to Airport EXTREME, it might work. It seems redundant and unnecessarily complicated.

FelixDerKater
Jan 13, 2003, 11:12 PM
What are you going to be using the wireless ethernet for anyway? Connecting to the internet? Sharing files among your computers?

If you're just trying to connect to the internet, you don't need the extra speed of 802.11g.

FelixDerKater
Jan 13, 2003, 11:15 PM
Originally posted by sparkleytone


altho its a good suggestion, it would nonetheless be pointless to have a USB 802.11g adapter. USB can only achieve a max throughput of 12mbps. And even that is rarely achieved.

One more reason Apple should include USB 2.0 on their new Macs. The standard exists and they should allow us to use products based on it even if they are inferior to FireWire devices. Just for the sake of compatibility...

FelixDerKater
Jan 14, 2003, 02:44 PM
News from MacCentral about 3rd party 802.11g devices.

link:
http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0301/14.belkin.php