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My clamshell ibook shows signal but won't load sites...

My clamshell ibook shows signal from my wireless internet through the airport card, but when I open IE5 it will not load any pages. Did I set up the network incorrectly?

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Try with Safari or Firefox. If still no pages loading then your Airport is not connecting to the Internet. If you are using a cable modem contact your ISP for assistance.

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  • John Morganti Jun 30, 2009

    Click on the Airport icon (looks like a striped fan) in the menu bar and select "Open Internet Connect...". With the Airport tab highlighted in the drop down window it will show you the status of the connection at the bottom. If it does not say "Connected to the Internet via _______" (ethernet, modem, etc.) then you are not connected. Also, if you are able to get email then you should be connecting to the Internet (unless you are using a dial-in service) and the problem with web connection is in the browser settings.

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Do you have a cordless phone in the apartment?
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Intermittent Connectivity:
NOTE: Before following the steps in this article, check if your wireless computers have stable connection when connected to other wireless networks (hotspots).
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Physical obstructions: Your router or wireless computers may be losing connectivity because of physical obstacles such as walls and floors. Try to move the equipment to different locations to find a better link.

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Depending on what model clamshell you have will determine a few things. One thing to take into considertion is does it have an airport card in it already? I know it does not have USB 2.0 so a dingle is going to be super slow. 
The original apple airport cards that went into most of the computers before like 94 or so are the same and will work in your machine too.
Getting to it is a little more of a chore. go to iFixit.com for a detailed directions to install it and they also have items like this for sale. Check on eBay for a known good working pull apple airport card delivered for not more than $75.
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What OS is running on your system also, OS9 or OSX. I've got to wrack my brain to remember how to check in OS9 (it's been about 6yrs since I last used it) but in OSX it's very simple. Goto the apple symbol in the menu bar choose 'About this mac' then 'more info...' and in the left hand 'Contents' panel in the 'Network' section is 'AirPort Card'. Select that and if it says 'No information found' then you ain't got it! Otherwise it will give you the Make, model and settings.

If you have got one then the setup is different for each version of the OS so again I'd need that but that should get you part way there

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