Apple 12.1 powerbook+external antenna ?

Apple 12.1 powerbook+external antenna+non apple wireless cards?

Postby Danny D » Tue May 27, 2003 4:56 pm

Is is possible to use an external antenna with a 12.1" (new one) powerbook with an airport extreme (802.11g) card ?

2nd question:Are there any other wireless cards that include drivers for macos X that I can use with a powerbook's pc card slot ?
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Postby Madhadder » Tue May 27, 2003 7:07 pm

Not without some modding....

Post some Pix of your setup, including Location Of Wi-Fi card.
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Postby TamperTesting » Mon Jul 28, 2003 2:28 pm

You can do it, but you cannot do it while you are running off your battery, this would work if you are WarDriving and you have an inverter or an external battery pack. The Airport extreme card is stored inside the battery compartment under a metal door, remove the battery, flip down the door, unplug the stock antenna connector from the Extreme Card, plug in any standard Orinoco antenna or pigtail and go. It should work fine, it's just that you don't get to use a battery.

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Postby Danny D » Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:15 am

Thanks for the reply.I never thought about that.Hmmm , any suggestions or links as to where I can find a car power supply thingy ?
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Postby TamperTesting » Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:03 pm

Uum, most office supply/"radioshack"/computer store places should happen. Its called a Power Inverter, it allows you to convert 12v DC to 120v/240v AC. The fact that you are in Ireland could make it alittle harder though.

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Postby Barry » Wed Aug 27, 2003 8:56 pm

The 12in powerbooks don't have a pc card slot. That's the main reason I won't buy one. Can't get the digital pics in there without one.
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