Old ibook = weekend project

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by chrisandersen, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. chrisandersen macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2008
    Daughter-in-law has a ibook with G3/800 mhz, 640mb, and OSX 10.2.8 installed on it. Comes on and runs fine, considering.
    Airport will not connect to my time capsule. I was able to plug in the ethernet port, get online and look for any updates without any success.
    So, my first step is to get the wireless working:
    My TC is protected with a password, WPA personal
    The choice on the ibook are password, 40/128 hex, 40/128 ascii or leap.
    So, I try password and can't get in. Am I missing something here?
    Also, is there anything I can do to the OS?
    Thanks, have a great weekend everybody.
  2. DannyBres macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2007
  3. andimaciphone macrumors member


    May 9, 2008
    Just a thought

    What mode is the Time Capsule broadcasting in?

    If it is 802.11 n only then the iBook will probably not connect to it.

    Have you checked this already?
  4. accumulator macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2008
    802.11b vs. 802.11g

    The problem is that the old macbook supports 802.11b, and WPA was introduced in 802.11g. So, your network is using an encryption scheme that cannot be understood by the older macbook. In order to do your initial synch, I would recommend that you plug it in with a wire, like we used to do back in the old days....

    Sadly, you really don't want to shift your home network to 802.11b - that would be bad, as you'd have to rely on WEP, which is very poor security indeed. :(
  5. chrisandersen thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2008
    I have "plugged it in" and nothing new has is available.
    So, she is only able to connect to b networks and is stuck with the old OS.
    Makes my weekend easier, I guess.

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