Airport upgrades possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GreycatSR5, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. GreycatSR5 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, new to macs and trying to learn. I've purchased an older iBook Indigo, which I'm told was one of the first to have the integral Airport card. I've gotten OS X 10.2 installed on it. I'm having some trouble getting onto wireless networks. It seems that the 10.2 software for Airport doesn't support the latest, greatest encryption, so I can't log on to most networks with my Airport.

    Is there anyway to upgrade just the portion of 10.2 that controls Airport so that I can work with the newer encryptions? I'm given to understand that 10.2 is about the best I can get on my Indigo.

    Casey
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    No. You are stuck with 802.11b using the internal card. This limits you to WEP encryption only...
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Wifi USB dongles are available, but your computer has USB 1.1 ports, so their speeds would be prohibitively slow, if they work at all.

    Sorry.
     

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