Thread: Made the switch, well sorta
12-02-2003, 09:02 PM #1jtomlinsonGuestMade the switch, well sorta
I just received my new iBook in the mail and I must say I really do like it. I have been using PC's for about 10 years now and figured I would try something new. I don't ever plan on giving up my PC's, because they are how I earn my living. But I do love learning and playing with something new, so I bought myself this iBook for christmas.
One question I do have, does anyone know how difficult it is to install an Airport wireless card and more ram into the iBook? I didn't get the wireless card pre-installed because I don't need it right away, but would like to use wireless eventually with my already wireless home network. And I didn't get the ram preinstalled because I found quite a few websites with cheaper prices.
12-02-2003, 09:20 PM #2
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- Jul 22, 2003
- Hamilton College
- 20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
I am not sure about installing the airport but im pretty sure its relatively simple. RAM is a since to install
12-02-2003, 11:02 PM #3JazzTrptGuestOriginally Posted by jtomlinson
12-02-2003, 11:26 PM #4jcromartieGuest
Yes, installing an Airport card is simple. Getting to the RAM slot requires you to remove the Airport bracket, however. Have a small screwdriver handy, and keep an eye on those little screws.
12-03-2003, 10:22 AM #5jtomlinsonGuest
Thank you both. I should be ordering my Airport card and Ram after christmas.
12-10-2003, 10:19 AM #6
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- Dec 10, 2003
- Bromley, UK
- iBook G4
First post here - I also bought my first Mac over the weekend (12" iBook) and think it's great (even though I don't know what the heck I'm doing yet!)
Just confirming that the airport card is really easy to install (I bought one the day after the iBook). Literally takes a few minutes (it took longer to refit the keyboard properly than it did to install the card - mainly cos I'm a heavy handed!)
Had it up-and-running with the wireless DLink 624 router within 5 more minutes (of which most was spent trying to figure out how to enter the 128-bit encryption key - again I wasn't paying attention!)
Go for it - the wireless stuff is excellent!
12-10-2003, 10:34 AM #7
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