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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:23 am    Post subject: airport or airport extreme? Reply with quote

I will soon be receiving a powerbook g4 12" 867 mhz i think it is. From what I've seen it seems that the airport card is supported, but not the airport extreme. How do I know which card is in, if any? The laptop is about a year old. Also, is it possible to get anything to work with the airport extreme? even 802.11b? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it will probably be airport card then.
you cannot get an AE working under linux till now! so if it's an AE find yourself a pcmcia card ( or usb if no slots)...

airport is supported by the kernel


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:43 am    Post subject: Re: airport or airport extreme? Reply with quote

aallmighty wrote:
I will soon be receiving a powerbook g4 12" 867 mhz i think it is. From what I've seen it seems that the airport card is supported, but not the airport extreme.

Airport extreme is supported on ibook G4 only by mac osx, only linux can't use it.
Are you sure you can use a normal airport card on a G4 machine? I've read in other threads that G4 machines can use only the airport extreme cards...
If I'm wrong let me know, I would like to use a normal airport card on my G4 ibook!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

micron, it depends on how old the your ibook is...

the slot holding the AE is different with the one holding the A cards and depending what slot you have you can use the AE or the A...
(to quote my apple vedor)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeJo wrote:
micron, it depends on how old the your ibook is...

the slot holding the AE is different with the one holding the A cards and depending what slot you have you can use the AE or the A...
(to quote my apple vedor)

Perfect, this is what I think!
:arrow: on a G4 ibook the only choice is the airport extreme card
:arrow: on old G3 ibook you can use only the "normal" airport card

:arrow: aallmighty you can use only the airport extreme card
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

partially correct,


there are G4 ibooks that were shipped with airport and not airport extreme...
a year ago they didn't ship them with AE...

the point is if you have AE you can't put a A card in it, and vica versa

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeJo wrote:
partially correct,


there are G4 ibooks that were shipped with airport and not airport extreme...
a year ago they didn't ship them with AE...

Wow.... sounds new to me... 8O
I've bought my G4 ibook in january so I think it supports only the airport extreme..
I'll look to the connector under the keyboard, thanks Sejo
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

then you'll have AE i guess...
is it a 1 GHz+ ? if so, those were shipped with AE normally
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeJo wrote:
then you'll have AE i guess...
is it a 1 GHz+ ? if so, those were shipped with AE normally

It's a 800 MHz G4, I'm sure it has the airport extreme :(
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the amount of posts referencing Airport Extreme lately you would think Broadcom would get a clue and release a driver!

/me sends another e-mail to broadcom
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the 12" Powebook G4 as soon as it came out, and it was only available with the airport extreme. Sorry, but you will have to buy a wireless USB adapter like I did. I have the D-LINK DWL-122 USB adapter which is easily supported under Linux. Here is the HOWTO that I followed to get it working:

http://julian.coccia.com/article-53.html

Best of luck!

Forgot to mention that I have the 867 MHz rather than the updated model.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joshuad wrote:
I have the D-LINK DWL-122 USB adapter which is easily supported under Linux. Here is the HOWTO that I followed to get it working:

http://julian.coccia.com/article-53.html

A good choice, I've seen a friend of mine using it with an ibook without any problem! Also macosx see this card! 8O

Thanks for the link
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone ensure that this is the corrent card, which works with ibook G3
damn, it was bad link.
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