Question about networking

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Nybombers142, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Nybombers142 macrumors member

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    I just got the housing guide from the school Im going to next year. It says to use the wireless network with a laptop I need a PCMCIA card slot, and I know the12" Powerbooks dont have one. Is this going t be a problem? Couldnt the airport extreme be used? I'm going to SUNY DELHI if anyone else goes there. Well anyway, Im going to email them now.
     
  2. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

    Blackheart

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    Yes, a PB with airport would be just fine. I can link up to wireless networks around my university with my PB.
     
  3. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Yep, Airport is what you need

    And it installs internally, so nothing sticking out the side like other wireless cards.
     
  4. Nybombers142 thread starter macrumors member

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    " sigh "

    thats good. Ive been looking at PBs non-stop the past two months. Id be PISSED if i had to buy a pc.
     
  5. Rezet macrumors 6502a

    Rezet

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    They all use WIFI standard. There is no reason for it not to work with any router/transmitter. But if they don't support macs officially, they just wont help you if you run into setup troubles. In general, if you are relatively comfortable with network works and security, there is nothing to worry about. It should work. (unless they do something on purpose to block macs)
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Before you assume that your campus' wireless network will be compatible with your PB, check to see what protocol they're using. If they're using 802.11b or 11g, you'll be OK. If they're using 802.11a, you'll need another solution.

    Chances are, they're using 11b or 11g, but you probably want to ask someone first.
     

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