ram and wireless

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macdame, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. macdame macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2009
    West Virginia
    I just recently purchased a used powerbook g4 to learn the mac ropes on. I upgraded the RAM on my pc myself and was wondering if installing the sticks on a mac were like doing so on a pc. Since I just got it I dont want to screw it up already. Also, is there a button you have to turn on for the wireless to work like on pc's? Or does it just connect automatically. I'm very new at all this mac stuff. Thanks!
  2. STXSTEVE macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2009
    Yes upgrading the Ram is very similar to how you would in most PC notebooks. here is a how to for the G4 http://www.macinstruct.com/node/86

    As for the wireless it can be turned on and off under Network in System preferences.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    To access Wifi, there is an icon with concentric circles on the upper right menu, to the left of the speaker pull down. Click on it and if it's on it should say Airport and list of network. Normally if turned on, you'll be asked whether you want to join any open networks.

    Some older version of Powerbook has the wifi card as an option, so you might have to get one if it doesn't have one.

    Your apple store has free "getting started" courses.


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