networking question

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  1. BlackWRX02

    BlackWRX02 OTs Cingular Guru

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    I did the free ibook offer, and though I've used a mac, i've never had to set one up on a network.

    I'm wondering if I can use a standard wireless network (for PC) instead of the airport extreme?

    I read a little into it real quick and it seems it may be possible, but there wasn't much information on it.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'd like to use my existing network and not buy the 200 extreme if possible :x:
     
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    opie hi. OT Supporter

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    The wireless cards that come with the ibooks hook into regular wireless networks if that's what you're asking.
     
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    BlackWRX02 OTs Cingular Guru

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    ok so I can use it on my dlink that the rest of my PC's are hooked up to?

    :bigthumb: if so
     
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    yes
     
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    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    airport isn't really any differant from any other 802.11g device. Same shit differant name mostly.
     
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    BlackWRX02 OTs Cingular Guru

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    cool, thats what I figured. Had to be the same deal. I just didnt know if the cards were proprietary or not

    also, how hard (if even possible) to upgrade RAM for an ibook?
     
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    standard DDR laptop memory. While you can open it up and do it yourself, the iBook is a little difficult so you might want to take it to the apple retailer near you authorised to do that work. They shouldn't charge you much to do it either.
     
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    Airport = 802.11b
    Airport Extreme = 802.11g

    One note to watch out for on Airport is that Apple only supports the first key under WEP. Either use the first key (decent) or use WPA PSK instead (much better).
     

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