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    MoltenLava
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    Which iBook supports AirPort?
    Hi folks,

    I want to get one of those cute clamshell iBook for my kid. But I want to make sure it supports AirPort. I've heard conflicting information, such as:

    1. only the SE (graphite) supports AirPort
    2. only the second generation (P1.5) supports AirPort
    3. all clamshell iBook supports AirPort.

    Which is correct??

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    All clamshells support Airport....None of the clamshells support Airport Extreme but they all support airport
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    MoltenLava
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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    All clamshells support Airport....None of the clamshells support Airport Extreme but they all support airport
    Thanks for the clarification!

    Ok, I've got one more question. Besides obvious hardware differences in CPU/RAM/HD, is there any other important difference between the first and the second generation clamshells? For example, I've recently bought the early generation PowerMac G4 with PCI video only to find out that they don't have internal Airport slots. :mad: I just don't want any other surprises. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoltenLava
    Thanks for the clarification!

    Ok, I've got one more question. Besides obvious hardware differences in CPU/RAM/HD, is there any other important difference between the first and the second generation clamshells?
    The other two major differences you'll find among various clamshell models are the optical drives (some are simply CD-ROM, others are DVD-ROM as well) and the presence of a Firewire port on certain models. Visit http://apple-history.com for detailed information on each model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padawan
    The other two major differences you'll find among various clamshell models are the optical drives (some are simply CD-ROM, others are DVD-ROM as well) and the presence of a Firewire port on certain models. Visit http://apple-history.com for detailed information on each model.
    Thanks, Padawan. Maybe the force be with you!

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    hello, i was wondering if anyone can give me some idea how to install an airport card into an ibook G3 800MHz? i bought it used and there is no instruction as to how. I understand it is not difficult. I already installed the memory.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mambochino
    hello, i was wondering if anyone can give me some idea how to install an airport card into an ibook G3 800MHz? i bought it used and there is no instruction as to how. I understand it is not difficult. I already installed the memory.
    Turn the little plastic flat head screw next to numlock to West/East position, Lift up the keyboard by pulling back on the two tabs on the keyboard on the top left and right to unfold the keyboard. Bring the top toward you and lay it on the palm rests. Underneath you'll find the slot/antenna wire.

    Apple also has a document on this procedure. Search for Airport Card Install or similar.

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