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iPhone 3.0!!!
Jul 27, 2009, 06:46 PM
today i'm setting off on an ambitious undertaking, building a wireless 3g modem (on the at&t network of course) that would fit into the MacBook airport card slot and act in place of it, therein giving me 3g internet signal anywhere i go. Only problem is, i have no idea how to do this, i was hoping you guys might be able to help



r.j.s
Jul 27, 2009, 07:03 PM
Can you solder?

iJohnHenry
Jul 27, 2009, 07:18 PM
Can you solder?

What's being in the Army got to do with anything?? :mad:

iPhone 3.0!!!
Jul 27, 2009, 07:25 PM
yes i can. im no pro, but i van do the basics

sushi
Jul 27, 2009, 07:25 PM
What's being in the Army got to do with anything?? :mad:
Solder, not soldier. :D

yg17
Jul 27, 2009, 07:33 PM
I hope you have a few thousand bucks for the FCC certification process.

NewMacbookPlz
Jul 27, 2009, 07:49 PM
I hope you have a few thousand bucks for the FCC certification process.

I'd bet he's going to start with something off the shelf as far as the modem itself goes...If not, then I've got nothin'

sushi
Jul 27, 2009, 11:03 PM
OP, on a serious note, why not just purchase one?

Or are they not available?

iPhone 3.0!!!
Jul 27, 2009, 11:54 PM
ya i would start with a store bought one

no they arent available to my knowledge, if they are that would be great

NewMacbookPlz
Jul 28, 2009, 12:09 AM
ya i would start with a store bought one

no they arent available to my knowledge, if they are that would be great

By available, I guess you mean for internal mounting? There are plenty of USB options out there at the moment.

mkrishnan
Jul 28, 2009, 09:23 AM
Start at some of the netbook forums, like eeeuser.com or somesuch. There were a fair number of people who did mods like these on the EeePC, the Dell Mini, the MSI Wind, etc....

Examples:

HP Mini 1000:
http://www.electricvagabond.com/2008/11/hp-mini-1000-easiest-3g-mod-you-ever.html

And actually, MBA:
http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=101957

The second one might be a good starting point.