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I have recently aquired an ibook G3 Dual USB 500mhz
I have a b/g wireless router and airport card that is already working.
I would like to know how I can (if I can) upgrade my wireless from b to g speed.
Also can I upgrade from USB 1.1 to 2.0?
Does anyone know the max Hard drive Capacity I can install? Thanks -Randall

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  • Randall_a Feb 03, 2008

    Thanks!


    I still need the Hard Drive Capacity I can install.
    And I guess I neede the Max RAM I can install as well.
    I appreciate it.
    -Randall

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Hard drive you can get maybe 20-30 gigs for that computer but not more. I am worried about memory and ability to find one, if you could at most that you could put is 1 gig.

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Wireless maybe upgraded if you find USB 1.1 wireles b/g wireless adapter, unfortunately you cannot upgrade USBs to 2.0

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First of all, you need an Airport card for the iBook G3, chech for example this link; http://popular.ebay.com/ns/Computers-Networking/Original-Airport-Card.html (you should buy one like this: 9deeeda.jpg


, there is a G4 card too, but your iBook doesn't support this one).
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Hi I'm mhel, you have to buy a wireless router and a hub to connect both your desktop and laptop

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Airport card only works in same room as router


Do you have a cordless phone in the apartment?
how many rooms do you have and in which room is the signal low? What router do you have?

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).
This article assumes that all wireless computers are experiencing intermittent wireless connection with the router.
Frequent wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as:

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  3. Firmware is corrupted.
Reducing Wireless Interference
If you are experiencing frequent disconnection from the wireless network, it helps if you check the following factors, all of which can greatly affect your wireless signals:
your cordless telephone system (or even your neighbors’), or other nearby equipment. Try to change your router’s channel to 1 or 11 (the default channel is 6) and restart the wireless computers.
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.

  • Placement of the router:
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  • Surroundings: Keep the router away from large metal objects, bodies of water (fish tanks, bathrooms), and any electrical equipment including television sets, microwaves, radios, etc.
Customizing Wireless Settings of the Router
Having default wireless settings on the router may cause conflict with other routers within your network range. change the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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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.
Peter
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that just means it cant find it you need to try other setting and create a network connection,
it should see the network cable straight away try diff port on the router then dial up the ip address of the router first and change the setting . ip like 196.162.0.1

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Yes, you can use the ethernet 10/100baseT connector for high speed, the 56K modem for dial up or an optional Airport card for wireless

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