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vaclav

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I have in the past been using an Apple iBook G3 to access the internet. This machine used a dial up connection via built in modem and telephone line. I have now upgraded to broadband with my PC but would still like to use the Ibook from time to time. I have been told that all I have to do is add a USB wireless connector and this will enable me to use the iBook on broadband. Is this the case, and if so, what exactly am I looking for? I will admit I haven't a clue. :)
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I am not familiar with the iBook, but networking is pretty common.

In looking at the specs for this, it should have an ethernet connection, so if you have a router, you can just plug into it.

If you have a wireless router, then you would be able to connect a USB wireless adapter and then connect that way. It is also possible that it could have the optional AirPort 802.11b adapter internally. I am not sure if this can be used with a normal wireless router.

So, it really depends on what other equipment you have and whether you want to connect wirelessly or hardwired.
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Thanks, what I have is a BT home hub. I think that takes the place of a router, suppose it must as that is all I have. I would like to use the iBookwirelessly. Does that make it any clearer? :)
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Actually, according to BT, that is a router. A hub is actually something different, but the marketing types don't know the difference :-).

If the iBook has the AirPort installed, you might be able to use that, otherwise you would need a USB adapter. Others might be able to suggest what would work best for that.
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