can you use touch as wireless receiver?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by JoeH, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. JoeH macrumors newbie

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    hello,

    basically i have just bought a recon ibook g3 just for college work, it has not got an airport card and i thought there may be a way of using my touch as like a wireless receiver when its connected via usb to the laptop?

    :eek::eek: otherwise its a trip to ebay to get an airport card :apple::apple:

    thanks,
    joe
     
  2. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    No, there's no way of transmitting the signal through the usb. Even if you could, I don't think it would work very well and I wouldn't want to put the extra strain on a ~$300 device when you can just buy a WiFi card for your computer for under $50.
     
  3. JoeH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just thought it would be worth a try, i wouldnt of thought i would be slow though if ut could be done as you get usb receivers anyway.

    cheers for the reply :cool:
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Get a USB wifi adapter. You can find them for $10.

    You can also get an airport card for $60 or so.
     
  5. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    You cannot use it as a wifi receiver. The wireless card will ofcourse cost you heavy monthly fees and thus be more expensive than $50. However, I agree with Steve here with the fact that "there is no way of transmitting the signal through usb."
     

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