Ibook G4 wifi connection

pigoo3

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2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
The last iBook was released in 2005. So if you have an iBook…it's no newer than 2005. Or what you really have is a MacBook.

If it's actually an iBook…WiFi hardware in many models was optional. If it's a MacBook from 2009…it definitely has built-in WiFi hardware.

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chas_m

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Yeah, we need to get a handle on what machine you're talking about. iBook G4 from 2009 -- not possible. G4s were LONG gone by then, iBooks stopped in 2005 as Nick says.

Go to "About this Mac" (first item under the Apple menu) and let us know what you ACTUALLY have.

PS. Regardless, all iBooks ever made (and all MacBooks ever made) have Wi-Fi. The really old machines (iBooks) don't support more than 802.11g and certain levels of security, so your actual problem might lie in that area somewhere.
 

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2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 12 Pro Max, 2015 iMac 16 GB Big Sur
My bet would be either of the following:

1. As member Chas_m suggests the wireless access point you are connecting to may be using WPA/WPA2 as a form of security and your iBook cannot handle that level of encryption. I ran into this with my own iBook several years ago when I changed the security settings on our home network.
2. The network settings on the computer are incorrect (WEP/WPA issues again)
3. Failure of the wireless card. Less likely but possible given the age of those machines.
 

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