iBook G3 Clamshell Wifi Question

snarestud940

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I have a tangerine iBook that I'm trying to get online with. It has OS X 10.3.9, and I'm trying very hard to not change my wifi to WEP at home. Is it possible to get a wireless USB adapter? Like a linksys or something that will work with this? I find this computer very very fun to type up notes on, but would like minor internet access via wireless.

Does anyone know of any, and that are easy to install? Thanks!
 

amagichnich

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I recommend something like the TP-Link N300 configured as client. Plug it in the ethernet port, set it up to use your wifi and then never again think about it - it just works
 
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snarestud940

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I recommend something like the TP-Link N300 configured as client. Plug it in the ethernet port, set it up to use your wifi and then never again think about it - it just works
That is way beyond my expertise. Can you elaborate? I currently have an AT&T U-verse router, is there anyway to make it compatible?
 

amagichnich

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OK, so this is via a wired connection, not wireless?
It is a small box (2.2 x 2.2 x 0.7 in; 7.2 ounces) that you connect with a short wire to your ibook. It serves as an external wifi receiver. It has a simple web interface which explains everything, no need for expertise ;)
As it takes its power from an USB port you'll even be able to carray the iBook around
 
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snarestud940

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It is a small box (2.2 x 2.2 x 0.7 in; 7.2 ounces) that you connect with a short wire to your ibook. It serves as an external wifi receiver. It has a simple web interface which explains everything, no need for expertise ;)
As it takes its power from an USB port you'll even be able to carray the iBook around
Wow! That sounds so simple, why haven't I heard about it? So it's basically like an external USB wireless thing anyway?
 

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That's the exact device I'm talking about and it proved to be reliable, but every other similar device should do it too

EDIT: I just saw that I have an older version of this. My LE is blue and it provides only 150mbit/s not 300. Shouldn't change anything at all, but I can't say anything about the durability of the new one
 

snarestud940

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That's the exact device I'm talking about and it proved to be reliable, but every other similar device should do it too

EDIT: I just saw that I have an older version of this. My LE is blue and it provides only 150mbit/s not 300. Shouldn't change anything at all, but I can't say anything about the durability of the new one
Thanks guys! I thought this was the one actually. But I was not sure. However, it does say Wi-Fi router? Not a receiver? Does that mean it's also capable of receiving Wi-Fi signals as well? I don't want to change my home network at all.
 

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On the web surface one can change the working mode. You may want to set it as repeater or client. As client it serves as only a receiver, as repeater it serves as receiver and boosts your wifi at the same time, although i found the latter to be unstable and sometimes not working. It boosted an empty signal :D the menubar showed full signal, the network helper program said 'everythings alright' but I had no internet.
Use it as client and be happy :)
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EDIT: forgot to mention: setting it up as a client is very easy, select your wifi, enter password, connect, restart and violà
 

snarestud940

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On the web surface one can change the working mode. You may want to set it as repeater or client. As client it serves as only a receiver, as repeater it serves as receiver and boosts your wifi at the same time, although i found the latter to be unstable and sometimes not working. It boosted an empty signal :D the menubar showed full signal, the network helper program said 'everythings alright' but I had no internet.
Use it as client and be happy :)
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EDIT: forgot to mention: setting it up as a client is very easy, select your wifi, enter password, connect, restart and violà
Thank you so much! You are fantastic! And all of this happens on the iBook right? Not on my regular computer in my house?
 

snarestud940

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On the web surface one can change the working mode. You may want to set it as repeater or client. As client it serves as only a receiver, as repeater it serves as receiver and boosts your wifi at the same time, although i found the latter to be unstable and sometimes not working. It boosted an empty signal :D the menubar showed full signal, the network helper program said 'everythings alright' but I had no internet.
Use it as client and be happy :)
View attachment 706393

EDIT: forgot to mention: setting it up as a client is very easy, select your wifi, enter password, connect, restart and violà
Having a little trouble setting this up? How can I set this up on my iBook clamshell if there is no internet access yet? Should I do it on my iMac?
[doublepost=1499355376][/doublepost]Nevermind! Got it! Totally simple, and wow, it works!
 
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From your Imac or Clamshell Plug the ethernet Cable into the Lan port on the Tp-Link and the ethernet port on one of the devices then go to a web browser and type in 192.168.0.254. You should be presented with a login window the username and password are both admin. Then Follow previous post to set up. Remember you will need to know your other router's SSID and Password.



***you Could also type in http://tplinkwifi.net instead of 192.168.0.254 but it can be more hit or miss then typing in the ip address of the router***
 
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