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So my new powerbook is coming tomorrow...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Tyler Durden, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40
    yes. i finally purchased a mac.
    15'' g4 powerbook.
    i know your all impressed.



    anyway, i was just wondering something. i ordered the airportextreme card with it. my girlfriend (using a pc laptop...) has a wireless card and it automatically latches onto whatever signal is in the area basically enabling her to get broadband internet for free (minus the 60 bucks she dropped on the card.) but as i'm looking at the mac site, it keeps talking about the base station, so my question is: do i really need the base station to use the airport card? or is it going to just "latch on" to whatever available signal is around like my girlfriends card does? i'd REALLY rather not drop another 200 for the base station so i figured one of the mac heads on here should know......
     
  2. j

    j Guest

    it can do the same.
     
  3. j

    j Guest

    I almost forgot.. congrats on getting a real computer. You'll love that thing. I had the first revision 15" TiBook.. other than a few manufacturing quirks (dvd drive making noise, etc), it was blingtastic.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    your going to absolutely fall in love with the machine.
    no you dont need a base station. the airport card will get signals...the base station is helpful downthe road if you want to extend the signal....thats all. when I bought mine homie tried to convince me i needed it too. big no to that.
     
  5. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    forgot to add, I lived for a month without internet, and got like four connections..it roxered.
     
  6. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 5,263 Likes Received: 40
    awesome. i'll probably get the base station at some point...just not at the moment.





    im so psyched over getting this. it should be here tomorrow and the wait is killing me. i've been going into the mac store here just to play on it. im such a nerd.


    pre-emptive fuck pc's.
     
  7. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    well the worst part is almost over...but then opening the box...that is THE sex.
     
  8. me IS cool

    me IS cool Guest

    For the love of all that is holy do not drop it! I dropped my first one and lemme tell you it sucks.

    If this is your first laptop be prepared for it to look like shit a few months down the road. Regardless if you drop it or not.

    :king:
     
  9. cmeup

    cmeup Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2001 Messages: 9,485 Likes Received: 1
    must be nice to be rich...

    :lol: jk.

    i hate apple computers interface...
     
  10. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 234
    if you have a generic pc wireless hub, airport card can latch onto that? no shit.... i had no idea. that's dope. i might have to cop that set up now.
     
  11. yoink

    yoink Elite Member

    Joined: May 27, 2002 Messages: 3,428 Likes Received: 0
    yea....latches onto any kind of connection its the shimbizzlebicketybam.

    Ive had mine for a few months...and I treat it with baby gloves...looks like it came outta the box. (kinda)
    Ive never been so careful about a product..but this cpu has been a life save for my ass.
     
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