Complete Wireless Powerbook...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by i4k20c, Mar 25, 2006.

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    i4k20c

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    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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    mad jew

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    Yeah. That's what they're made for. :cool:

    Remember that the Express will only stream iTunes music by default. :)
     
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    skoker

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    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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    khisayruou

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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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    i4k20c

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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..:eek:

    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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    i4k20c

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    wait, so can i change it to steam music not purchased through itunes? :confused:
     
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    i4k20c

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    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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    RichP

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    khisayruou

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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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    mad jew

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    Yeah. It doesn't matter whether the tunes were purchased in iTMS. If the song plays in iTunes, it'll stream to an Express. :cool:
     
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    Josias

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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.:p
     
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    i4k20c

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    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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    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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