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Re: iBook WLAN

On Mon, 2002-06-10 11:14:03 -0600, Nate Duehr <nate@natetech.com>
wrote in message <22297.>:
> You may want to e-mail PPC-specific questions to the debian-powerpc list
> instead of debian-laptop.
> The group is fairly active and lots of helpful folks are lurking around in
> there... I'll cross-post this for you, but definitely sign up for that
> list if you're going to be using PPC Debian.  It's worth doing.
> > On Sun, 2002-06-09 at 15:46, J. Volkmann wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > after I saw some iBooks on the Linuxdays at Karlsruhe, I descided to
> > buy one by myself. Because I don't want to be dependant of a cable, I
> > descided to use the built-in AirPort.

Good idea, i did this in march....

> > Now I have 2 questions:
> > 1. Does the AirPort run on linux or should i use another card?

The iBook has no pcmcia slot, you have to use the airport crad an i type
this mail via wlan on my ibook... works very well...

> > 2. Because I don't have another WLAN card on one of my PCs, i thought
> > buying an access point would be fine, as soon there will be more
> > laptops in my family. But the apple access point costs 400 EUR which
> > is extremely expensive compared to an standard access point e.g. from
> > Snogard.de (cheapest is 209 EUR). So my question is, if it is possible
> > without too much of effort?

No deal, i have an SMC-AP, simple plug'n play.... 

Some hints for you: you will have hard work, especally when you come
from i386 plattform, for myself it took 4 days to success in installing
on my ibook, if cd-install does not succeed, try copying the installer
files to an hfs partition and try to install from there, when you have
video problems, use video=ofonly untill you have fixed the problem.

it's definitely more complicated than on i386 and you habe to do same
things by hand, but you will get a good durable notebook with stabble
power management (i boot my iBook less than once the week...) 

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