What exactly do I need??

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  1. byoung2beer macrumors newbie

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    My gf recently got her IBook G4 laptop back from her brother.. We currently have DSL through Comcast.. 2 questions: Do I need a Wireless router to use this computer through out the house? Do I need a Airport Extreme Wireless card since there isn't one installed under the keyboard?? If so, will this card work for my application??

    http://www.primelec.com/Networking/...Adapters/Apple-Airport-Extreme-p2516407.html#



    I'm new to Macs so take it easy on me plus it's for the lady..

    Thanks
     
  2. sml238 macrumors regular

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    yeah your going to need to hook up a wireless router to your dsl router. and the wireless card you have shown says it works for the ibook g4 so that should be good as well.

    good luck with everything
     
  3. byoung2beer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I went ahead and bought the Wireless card.. Now I wanted to get your input on a good wireless router?? I heard Dlink is a good one and a Dynex. I also have a desktop PC that will be hooked up as well.. So I need one that will work for the laptop as well as the PC.

    Thanks
     
  4. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Netgear are pretty good, I recommend them.
     
  5. byoung2beer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes your good to go with the wifi card and router. iBook will run off of wireless G since airport extreme cards only supported up to G.
     
  8. byoung2beer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds good!! One more question.. If I wanted to upgrade the computer a bit like more RAM and stuff, what would you guys recommend for the upgrade and where would I look to buy this stuff??

    Thanks
     
  9. sml238 macrumors regular

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    newegg.com and otherworldcomputing.com (both sites have helpers that guide you in which memory works for your computer) and these sites have great deals

    i recommend crucial ram, thats what i use. but pretty much any ram as long as its compatible will work good.

    and yeah get a wireless G router. i like my belkin. its nice.
     
  10. byoung2beer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What 1gb memory stick will work with my setup?? I noticed there's PC2100, PC2700?? Not sure what one to buy..

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  11. sml238 macrumors regular

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    im not sure. im not too familiar with ibooks. do you know if you have 2 ram slots or 1? you could probably just type in what ram for ibook g4 in google.
     

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