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Old Mar 25, 2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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Complete Wireless Powerbook...

Okay, so i want to have a wireless powerbook, by that i mean i don't want wires attached to it, so my question is this..

If i have Logitech Speakers, some Printer, and ethernet connection is comming out of the wall..

can i plug all of these things into the Airport Express, keeping in mind that nothing is plugged into my powerbook.. so the printer, speaker, and ethernet are plugged ONLY into the airport express, and obviously a power outlet.. will i be able to stream itunes music and listen to it and print wireless?

the only things i want plugged into my powerbook are my powercord, monitor atachment, and mouse..

thank you =)
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 06:29 PM   #2
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Yeah. That's what they're made for.

Remember that the Express will only stream iTunes music by default.
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 07:18 PM   #3
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Why not get a wireless mouse?
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 07:28 PM   #4
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Why not get a wireless mouse?
I second that for truly wireless life!

Only other connection I have is kingston lock because I am at uni, but its not so bad cuz its white!!!

oh, and some printers dont work perfect with ae. my cannon pixma 4000 struggles with large files - stops half way through!
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 07:42 PM   #5
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Wireless?!?! But your not going to be able to watch movies/videos!
How about a bluetooth mouse.
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 08:14 PM   #6
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Hmm as for the bluetooth mouse, problem is a close friend who knows i am a gadget geek bought me a logitech mx1000, it doesn't look so clean with the usb plugged in, but it is a very good mouse! so idk about that unfortunatly..

i will be getting a bluetooth apple keyboard tho! if anyone has any suggestions on printers or some all in ones that are known to work flawless with the airport express, please post the models? I'm looking for something fairly cheap, don't need top of the line, but something that will also last!
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 08:14 PM   #7
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Yeah. That's what they're made for.

Remember that the Express will only stream iTunes music by default.
wait, so can i change it to steam music not purchased through itunes?
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 08:16 PM   #8
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Wireless?!?! But your not going to be able to watch movies/videos!
How about a bluetooth mouse.
if your talking about not being able to watch videos by the speakers.. i have a xbox and a tv for that, sadly i hardly use the xbox to play games, spents most of its time playing dvd's! lol
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 08:41 PM   #9
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http://www.rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/

check that program out, it will stream ANY audio source to your airport express, so you arent limited to just iTunes content.
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 09:05 PM   #10
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Hmmm...sounds like your all set then...you definitely got this all mapped out, now youve got me thinking about re-doing what I have! One thing that bugs me though is that it seems like airfoil has to be told which program to transmit sounds from. Can it just transmit all sounds from all supported applications?!?
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Old Mar 25, 2006, 11:46 PM   #11
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wait, so can i change it to steam music not purchased through itunes?

Yeah. It doesn't matter whether the tunes were purchased in iTMS. If the song plays in iTunes, it'll stream to an Express.
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Old Mar 26, 2006, 01:09 PM   #12
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You said you had monitor, mosue, kingston security and power attached to the powerbook. If you want it completley wirelessly, you could get a wireless mouse, and if app,e makes this new video streaming air tunes @ april 1st, you might be able to use that for the screen. Power can not be wireless, and the thieves might not discover the security cable if it's wireless.
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Old Mar 26, 2006, 01:52 PM   #13
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You said you had monitor, mosue, kingston security and power attached to the powerbook. If you want it completley wirelessly, you could get a wireless mouse, and if app,e makes this new video streaming air tunes @ april 1st, you might be able to use that for the screen. Power can not be wireless, and the thieves might not discover the security cable if it's wireless.
Heh, no security wire! lol, next year i will be living in an apartment, so its a bit safer than the dorms where everything is unlocked.. i also havn't done it yet, i will purchase safeware! to tally all this up..

Applecare: 240
17inch Monitor 220
Bluetooth KB 55
Airport Extreme 120
1gig Ram 120
Speakers 130 (friend will sell me some used logitechs i think)
Safeware 70
So this summer alone, my powerbook should get $955 worth of stuff.. wow..lol. lets see if this project really gets done or not! I will buy the applecare first.. so i may need to hold off on ram or monitor or something! I guess im going to be surfing the marketplace alot this summer hoping for people to sell things! lol

EDIT: Forget some things..lol
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Old Mar 29, 2006, 03:33 AM   #14
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definatly invest in a nice bluetooth mouse. Dont get the rf ones because they have those annoying usb dongles. Bluetooth mouse and apple built in bluetooth go together well.
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