Built in 3g modem? help!

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    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
     
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    iJohnHenry

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    What's being in the Army got to do with anything?? :mad:
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes i can. im no pro, but i van do the basics
     
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    Solder, not soldier. :D
     
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    yg17

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    I hope you have a few thousand bucks for the FCC certification process.
     
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    NewMacbookPlz

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    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'
     
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    sushi

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    OP, on a serious note, why not just purchase one?

    Or are they not available?
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ya i would start with a store bought one

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

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