Journal: News & Comment

Friday, April 11, 2003
# 6:16:00 PM:

Wireless networking (Wi-Fi/AirPort/802.11b) with a PowerBook 1400, 2400, 3400, or old G3

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Get e-mail in the back yard! Read news sites in the bathroom! Update your weblog from the porch or the kitchen! Back up files from the couch! Sounds fun, doesn't it? But what if you have an old, old laptop, like a PowerBook 1400 (circa 1996)?

It's still possible, and over the past few days I've written a long article (5600 words, plus screenshots, with more to come) describing how you can do it, as I did last month...

UPDATE: Accelerate Your Mac reveals that the even-older PowerBook 5300 can be corralled into working with 802.11b/AirPort networks. I've updated my article with the tip.

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