Starbucks WiFi – Airport is now dead

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by eyoungren, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    Just a warning for those of you still using the original Airport card. Our local Starbucks has had A/B flavored WiFi for years, but it seems since last weekend they have now dropped A/B conectivity. This means anyone with the original Airport card is dead in the water unless you have a wireless G dongle.

    I doubt this has hit all Starbucks yet, but be warned it most certainly will happen once Google comes in to your local Starbucks at some point.

    Looks like I will have to go back to sharing my internet connection with my son.

    Who knows how long we have for Airport Extreme.
     
  2. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    WooHooo! Internet sharing from the MBP via Firewire!

    Going to have to pull out my old Starbucks internet sharing scripts!
     
  3. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    A good way to circumvent this is to get a good USB 2.0 wireless N dongle. I personally like the Netgear WNA1000m for its size, reliability, design, and affordability.
     
  4. cammykool macrumors regular

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    how can i tell what flavor card i have? Google/Starbucks has come here and it still works on my PBG4 alimunum
     
  5. redheeler macrumors 603

    redheeler

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    A PowerBook G4 1.33 has an AirPort Extreme card. This supports wireless G.
     
  6. eyoungren thread starter macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    If you have an Aluminum PowerBook then you have Airport Extreme which is 802.11G. My son's PowerBook is a Titanium DVI, so it only has the original Airport (802.11A/B), which Starbucks cut off.
     

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