Possible to run iBook without AirPort card?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    I'm going to purchase an old iBook 700MHz and I know it's possible to remove it's wireless AirPort card, but it will the iBook run okay without the network card in place?

    I want to remove it but the Apple support docs have the following disclaimer:

    Any ideas?

    Edit: Wikipedia tells me that the AirPort card is optional so I'm assuming all will be ok if it's removed?
     
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    iBlue

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    Not sure but I don't think it would hurt it any.

    Why do you want to remove its airport card?
     
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    Darwin

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    Everything apart from the wireless ability should work normally, but I second the question. Why do you wish to remove it?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome, thanks guys.

    It's kind of a long story why I need to remove it. I don't really want to explain, sorry. :)
     
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    skye12

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    I have an ibook. The airport card used to an option, so it can't hurt it
    to run without it. Buy why remove it?
     
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    iBlue

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    is that code for stolen? :p
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, it's not.

    I'm 17 and my parents are extremely paranoid about the use of the internet, I just want an iBook for talking notes while I'm out (in the library for example), having no wireless network adapter will eliminate this problem. :)
     
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    iBlue

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    I was just messing with you but thanks for answering. (I was curious)

    Maybe you can pacify their paranoia by agreeing to always turn airport off? Seems strange to cripple a handy feature of a laptop.
    Just an idea.
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    Just don't tell them about the Cat 5 cable in your pocket.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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    That would work, trust me. :)

    Or the inbuilt modem in my phone. :p
     

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