airport extreme question...

AWishForNoOne

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Does anyone know if it will ever be possible to put an airport wireless extreme card into a regular airport equipped computer?
 

AWishForNoOne

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iBook...

i have an iBook so does anyone think that there is any way this will be possible?
 

zarathustra

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iBook = No.

you can still use "airport classic" to connect to "airport extreme", that's why Apple went with 802.11g, instead of 802.11 a.

*adjusts glasses with tape and checks pocket protector for ink leaks*.
 

sparkleytone

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Originally posted by FelixDerKater
If there were drivers for the Mac for those USB connected wireless networking antennas, you could get one of those. You may want to look into that.
altho its a good suggestion, it would nonetheless be pointless to have a USB 802.11g adapter. USB can only achieve a max throughput of 12mbps. And even that is rarely achieved.
 

G4scott

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what about a device that plugs into your 10/100 ethernet port, and turns that into a wireless signal? I think it would work, and I think I've heard of them for 802.11b, but it would need a battery, I think...
 

zarathustra

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Originally posted by G4scott
what about a device that plugs into your 10/100 ethernet port, and turns that into a wireless signal? I think it would work, and I think I've heard of them for 802.11b, but it would need a battery, I think...
If you plug into a wireless router (802.11g) through the built in Ethernet, and THEN connect to Airport EXTREME, it might work. It seems redundant and unnecessarily complicated.
 

FelixDerKater

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What are you going to be using the wireless ethernet for anyway? Connecting to the internet? Sharing files among your computers?

If you're just trying to connect to the internet, you don't need the extra speed of 802.11g.
 

FelixDerKater

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Originally posted by sparkleytone


altho its a good suggestion, it would nonetheless be pointless to have a USB 802.11g adapter. USB can only achieve a max throughput of 12mbps. And even that is rarely achieved.
One more reason Apple should include USB 2.0 on their new Macs. The standard exists and they should allow us to use products based on it even if they are inferior to FireWire devices. Just for the sake of compatibility...
 
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