Question About WiFi On iBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by skateny, Oct 22, 2012.

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    skateny

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    I'm far from a WiFi guru.

    My question: Are there are any restrictions, limitations or modifications needed to my using a Wireless-G USB adapter/antenna that complies with IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b standards on my iBook?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    Generally not...

    That being said, it depends on what version of OS X you're running. Leopard will be your best shot at compatibility.
     
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    skateny

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    Thanks.

    I've got 10.5.8, and I want to extend my connection. I'm aware that this will result in a speed decrement.
     
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    It shouldn't hurt your speed. 802.11g is 54 Mbps, and even 802.11n maxes out at 300 Mbps. You have USB 2, which has a maximum throughput of 480 Mbps. So, I don't know why you should expect a speed reduction. If anything, you should expect a speed increase.

    Still, you're going to have to risk purchasing the device and trying it, or at least Googling the individual devices you want to consider.
     

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