airport extreme, wireless...confused! HELP!

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  1. thomusvoo

    thomusvoo New Member

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    im researching the ibook now
    im kinda confused with it.
    i have a linksys wireless router. with cable modem.
    does the ibook pick up the signal so i can search the web wirelessly? or do i need that base station? and/or airport express?
    reading the website is unclear.
    :sadwavey: :sadwavey: :sadwavey:
     
  2. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    linksys is fine, what model?

    The only important feature for compatability is the 802.11b/g specification.
     
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    You may have dificulty using wep passwords from some cheaper wireless routers etc., but they will work.

    I have an airport extreme, has worked flawlessly for years. Have a DLink at work, wish i could say the same for it.
     
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    whoops, forgot to mention your ibook must have an airport card, i think all the new ones come standard.
     
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    :hsugh: I have a pretty crappy wireless router/modem that my ISP gave me (speedstream 6520) can its working flawlessly...

    also, my airport extreme is the SHIT because it's giving me amazing speeds. For example, right now I'm typing this in my hotel room with free wireless internet and i'm getting better speeds then what I get from at home. I download at like ~700ish kB/s and I upload at about ~100 (kinda shitty upload)

    anyways, I dont think it matter what router you have.. but you do need an airport extreme
     
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    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    Airport = 802.11b
    Airport Extreme = 802.11g

    Apple's implementation of security (both WEP and WPA) is a little different and can sometimes cause headaches. Their WEP implementation will only support the first key, whereas Linksys, DLink, etc. all support authentication against 4 keys.
     

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