Verizon wireless on my 12" PB?

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  1. t0tz

    t0tz New Member

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    hey guys, i just got my PB yesterday and i wanted to sign up with verizon wireless's broadband connection.

    I know that they use a card to pick up the signal. thing is, i dont have a slot for it. how do i go about from here? im pretty new to this stuff so any help or info would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    jordan04 The seeds of love have taken hold, and if we won't

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    The Powerbook has built in Air Port Extreme. It will be able to connect to your wireless connection at home or a hot spot at a hotel, airport, or starbucks out of the box. Some service providers are offering a router and the high speed as a package. If not, you can go out and buy a wireless router. The dsl line will plug into the router and your router will be able to send the wireless signal over the house. There's no card needed for the Powerbook to recognise the signal because it's already built in.

    Hope that helps
     
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    the 12" powerbook has no cardbus slot
     
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    Yeah, your going to need the 15 inch macbook pro or get a refurb 15inch.. =( nothing else you can realy do..
     
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    yea i was asking about the verizon service. I am constantly on the go and having the wireless broadband would seem to be a great option. Is there any adapters for it? One reply said it was hopeless.
     
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    you could get a phone that supports verizon's high speed network and either connect using USB or bluetooth. USB is your faster option. basically, add the verizon package to your cell phone, hook up thru USB and use your cell phone as a broadband modem

    win
     
  10. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    I have never seen a USB or Firewire PCMCIA adapter, so I think you're pretty much out of luck there.

    That leaves you with the option of using a Bluetooth enabled phone as a modem. Your PB will connect to the phone via BT and then access the Internet through the phone's connection to Verizon's network.
     
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    or a USB phone...with verizon's high speed bluetooth might be a bottleneck
     
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    You can tether the e815 or razr and some LG's to your powerbook via BT.

    Its against verizons terms of service, but if you run at 1x speeds and not evdo you wont be downloading enough data to raise eyebrows.
     
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    Lots of phones have USB adapters.
     
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    Bluetooth's speeds (~1.0Mbps in the 1.1 variant, over 2Mbps in the 2.0) shouldn't be a bottleneck in most cases. Verizon's fastest (i.e. only in major metropolitan areas currently) network claims to run at speeds between 400 and 700Kbps. Factor in overhead for both the Bluetooth and Verizon's network and you're still going to have a larger pipe between the phone and computer than you do between the phone and Internet.
     

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