Powerbook G3 & wireless

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by deloar, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. deloar macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a used Powerbook G3. How can I determine if it is wireless ready? Or are they all? Also, I still need to get an AirPort Base right even if it is wireless ready?
     
  2. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=24604 will show you how to identify which machine you have, and you can look at the specifications for your model
    http://www.info.apple.com/support/applespec.html

    Under ports, it'll say "Airport Ready: Yes" where you can get an Apple branded card, or "Airport Ready: Third Party" where you can get an Orinoco card (I use a "Silver" card with my pre-G3 powerbook 1400)
    http://www.proxim.com/products/wifi/client/11bpccard/index.html

    You will still need a basestation or another machine set up with a card to serve as a basestation, as your cablemodem/adsl/etc doesn't just automatically do wireless.
     

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