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ricky1206
19th August 2004, 06:22 PM
HI, I'm new to the Mac world. I want to get a PB G4 15", but I'm still quite confused by the airport products. The question is, if I want to use the wireless network provided by the Flinders Uni(when I am in Uni.). do I need to buy any other things(like airport extreme station)? or a PB G4 with built-in airport extreme is enough for that? :(

BigX
19th August 2004, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by ricky1206@Aug 19 2004, 06:22 PM
PB G4 with built-in airport extreme is enough for that? :(
yup.

OziMac
19th August 2004, 07:18 PM
No - Powerbooks come with Airport Extreme cards built-in. And that's all you need to get on to the Uni wireless network, although have an (informed) chat with the IT people there to ensure that you have all the relevant settings to access it.

But you would need to purchase an Airport Extreme card separately if you buy an iBook.

ricky1206
19th August 2004, 08:38 PM
Thanks guys! Now I just have to wait for the PowerBook!
No stock in Adelaide!

Disko
19th August 2004, 09:29 PM
I've got a friend who uses her 12" powerbook around flinders as is. Works fine. :)

You'll enjoy it.

Welcome to the forums ricky.

Ozi
19th August 2004, 10:08 PM
Yep! my university requires you to do some proxy settups, but that is simple and intuitive to do. Enjoy the wireless freedom! :lol:

BigX
20th August 2004, 12:12 AM
Originally posted by OziMac@Aug 19 2004, 07:18 PM
No - Powerbooks come with Airport Extreme cards built-in.
Isn't that what he said he was going to get? Hence the yes!

ricky1206
20th August 2004, 12:56 AM
Originally posted by Disko@Aug 19 2004, 09:29 PM
I've got a friend who uses her 12" powerbook around flinders as is. Works fine. :)

You'll enjoy it.

Welcome to the forums ricky.
Thanks! I may have a lot of questions to ask you in the near future! :P

Quamen
20th August 2004, 06:12 AM
Damn all of you with nice mac friendly uni's. DAMN YOU TO HELL RMIT! Stupid nortel client that only runs on windows. #*$&#^*&$^#&$

Jmi
20th August 2004, 11:02 AM
Quamen:

LOL! I understand your predicament. I was still in RMIT when they deploy their disasterous student admin system. The horrific experience with the infrastructure is the only reason I am doing my masters now at melbourne university :lol: