Airport Extreme + iBook ...

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http://homepage.mac.com/macinside/PhotoAlbum36.html

that was posted by KadyMae over at the barracks ... even though its a "b" card pictured a "g" card should work the same! ... does this mean that the airport slot is infact not modified? ... hmmm the possibilities!

TOM

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Re: Airport Extreme + iBook ...

tomlevens wrote:

http://homepage.mac.com/macinside/PhotoAlbum36.html

that was posted by KadyMae over at the barracks ... even though its a "b" card pictured a "g" card should work the same! ... does this mean that the airport slot is infact not modified? ... hmmm the possibilities!

TOM

I suspect the viao wireless G card would not identify itself as an airport card though. The airport extreme cards are indeed a different format. It has been long-known that the regular airport cards are the same as some wireless B cards... the extreme cards are not the same though.

It would ne neat to try it though and see what it does represent itself as.

I put a lucent G card into an old powerbook with a cardbus slot and used a 3rd party driver and it worked fine... but it doesan't see it as an "airport card" like it does with the "B" card.

I put a normal no-name brand wifiB card in my Quicksilver tower though and it works as an "airport card" without any mods... the size makes it so i can't close the case with it in though. Still working on this one.

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Taking it one step further:

Taking it one step further:

My Quicksilver is now set up to stream to our airport express (and thus stereo) and is networked (and sharded) to our TeraByte RAID in the rack downstairs in the garage.... Using the RAID as the "iTunes Music Folder"...

Thus, anyone with a shell on our RAID can now control what music I listen to in the livingroom at home (assuming I have the Quicksilver on)...

hehehe Apple makes this stuff way to easy to do. Wink

This is what Alison does when she is bored and out of work...

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I'm not ready to dacrifice an

I'm not ready to dacrifice an iBook 600 to test this, but from what's been said aroundhere it "shouldn't" work. Is the AirPort interface looking for only certain PCMCIA cards, and then does the data line switch to normal mode only if it find the right card in place? Or is the data line seitch thing true for sure? Evil Block Company

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G in AP slot

I'm gonna pick up a Sony pcwa-c300s and give it a try in an AP slot, let's see what happens, eh? I'm hoping the antenna might come off like on the c150 version. :?

BTW, I doubt you can damage the 'puter by trying a PC card in the AP slot. Though there aren't many cards with antennas short enough to fit inside that space in an iBook!

dan k

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You would have to find oem ca

You would have to find oem cards for access points. I have an Orinoco Silver that looks like an airport card, no antenna. There aren't many cards out there that, like you said have a small enough antenna bump to fit and still have an antenna port to plug in the built in one.

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