3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2007 5:39 PM by maciscool
Ryan JW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an older model iBook (graphite clamshell). I have had it since the summer of 2000. I now use it basically for music and movies. I connect to the internet through ethernet. I have never been able to connect wirelessly. What would have to do in order to connect wirelessly to the internet? I take it with me when traveling, but I am never able to connect to a hotel's wireless internet. Any help will be appreciated!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • 1. Re: iBook G3 (graphite) - wireless internet options?
    Steve A. Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)
    You'll have to find the original AirPort card - it's the only one compatible with the clamshell iBooks. (NOT the AirPort Extreme card)

    Unfortunately, Apple no longer carries these. You'll have to track one down through a third-party seller.

    I have the same exact iBook as you (G3 graphite 366) and picked an AirPort card up a few years ago (during its summer of revitalization), and am happily connected wirelessly.

    Hope this helps,
    Steve
  • 2. Re: iBook G3 (graphite) - wireless internet options?
    Ryan JW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    WoW! Thank you so much for that piece of advice! Imagine after all these years, I have never had the need to buy an Airport card. I should have figured this out years ago... haha. But I guess now that the iBook is older, I want to still make good use of it (considering how much I paid for it then and how that compares to something you can buy today :)). It is a good machine and has served me well. So, with the Airport card I can connect to a hotel's wireless internet?

    PS... On the iBook, I run Mac OS 10.2.8, 320MB Ram, 5GB HD, 366 MHz Processor. Uses: internet, email, music and movies!
  • 3. Re: iBook G3 (graphite) - wireless internet options?
    maciscool Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)
    You can either use the apple one, or what I use is an Lucent Orinoco one with the HERMS chipset. It works just like the apple card.
    My iBook is a clamshell 300Mhz 320MB RAM and 10.4.10, and it works fine.
    This is a good example. It does take a bit of hacking to get it in though...