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Old Jun 13, 2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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802.11n USB adapter for iBook G4?

Does anyone know of a 802.11n USB adapter that will work with the iBook G4?

I hate that I have a 11n wireless router that can only operate at G speeds, because of my Tivo and iBook G4. I can use the phone line for my Tivo, but still need a way to get my iBook up to N.

I'll be acquiring a ATV soon, as well, and I think that will benefit tremendously from N.

Thanks
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Old Jun 13, 2008, 11:02 PM   #2
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you want internal?

If you want to hook an external wireless N adapter, those are easy to find. Just google it. As far as an internal wireless N adapter goes, they started making the wireless N adapters into the Intel based Macs. Some use 2 antennas and some use 3. I don't believe any of the wireless N adapters will work on the Power PC Macs.
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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802.11n usb adaptor

From Macworld weekly:
You can, however, add 802.11n via USB. For example, Other World Computing sells the MaxPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter for $50. Jack it into a USB 2.0 port, install the driver, choose it as the wireless adapter you'd like to use, and your older iMac is communicating at 802.11n speeds.


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Does anyone know of a 802.11n USB adapter that will work with the iBook G4?

I hate that I have a 11n wireless router that can only operate at G speeds, because of my Tivo and iBook G4. I can use the phone line for my Tivo, but still need a way to get my iBook up to N.

I'll be acquiring a ATV soon, as well, and I think that will benefit tremendously from N.

Thanks
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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From Macworld weekly:
You can, however, add 802.11n via USB. For example, Other World Computing sells the MaxPower 802.11n/g/b Wireless USB 2.0 Stick Adapter for $50. Jack it into a USB 2.0 port, install the driver, choose it as the wireless adapter you'd like to use, and your older iMac is communicating at 802.11n speeds.
Thanks - I just saw that:

I'm deciding on either that MaxPower adapter, or another adapter that OWC sells:

Edimax nMax

It's hard to decide when you can't find reviews for either.
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Old Jul 19, 2008, 03:26 PM   #5
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RE: MAXPower 802.11n usb adapter

@jb60606: Just bought the MAXPower, opted for that one because the dock supposedly will allow for better range since you can move it to the optimal position. I will post back with a review after I had time to test out.

I noticed that it has been a month since your last post, have you purchased one of the two since that time, and if so, what are your thoughts?

Here are two reviews that I found on the MAXPower 802.11n usb adapter: http://www.mymac.com/showarticle.php?id=3293

http://colleges.com/umagazine/2008su....maxpower.html

-NKA

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Old Jan 8, 2010, 05:35 PM   #6
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Why not get one that also has an external antenna for the same price? Might as well get the most range if you're upgrading to N:
http://www.macnn.com/articles/09/12/...eless.signals/
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Old Jan 9, 2010, 01:11 AM   #7
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Why not get one that also has an external antenna for the same price? Might as well get the most range if you're upgrading to N:
http://www.macnn.com/articles/09/12/...eless.signals/
Great idea. I would like to get one for my Windows Laptop as well. The built in wifi card has terrible range. Any suggestions? Also, are there any adapters that are both Mac and Windows compatible?
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