Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Should I get Airport base station? - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Should I get Airport base station? hhansen726 Posted: December 14, 2003 3:19PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 My powerbook is on its way. Should I pick up an airport express base station? Also, what about the bluetooth mouse? I have never had a powerbook and am not sure what I should have. Any advice? \ Comments Reply 1 of 7 giant Posts: 6,041member December 14, 2003 3:44PM You might want to consider saving ~$150 and getting a d-link. Reply 2 of 7 scott Posts: 7,431member December 14, 2003 8:40PM Feature for feature the Apple device is way behind. Reply 3 of 7 drumbug1 Posts: 155member December 14, 2003 9:48PM Quote:Originally posted by HHansen726 My powerbook is on its way. Should I pick up an airport express base station? Also, what about the bluetooth mouse? I have never had a powerbook and am not sure what I should have. Any advice? \ I have the 802.11g Linksys Wireless Router.I works perfectly. The box said it was compatible with windows, but it is administered through the web, so it doesn't matter at all. Works flawlessly with my 15" Albook.Whatever you get, make sure it is 802.11g, not 802.11b (or 802.11a for that matter). You will appreciate the increased speed.As for the Apple Wireless mouse: I have one, and I like it. Just remember it is still one button. Reply 4 of 7 cosmo Posts: 662member December 14, 2003 11:18PM Apple's current implementation of 802.11g is known as airport extremethe basestations are overpriced. as mentoined earlier in the thread you would be better offer getting a 802.11g wireless router from another companyI just got my apple bluetooth keyboard and it works great. I use a logitech cordless mouse that has a receiver plugged into one of the usb ports on my powerbookmy next mouse will be bluetooth, but it won't be from apple unless it has a scroll wheel and two buttons. Reply 5 of 7 drumbug1 Posts: 155member December 14, 2003 11:25PM Quote:Originally posted by drumbug1 I have the 802.11g Linksys Wireless Router.Just to clarify, I have this one. Reply 6 of 7 mcq Posts: 1,543member December 15, 2003 12:06AM Just about any 802.11g router should work fine. I just got a Netgear 802.11g router, and it works fine with my Powerbook. Reply 7 of 7 mac+ Posts: 580member December 15, 2003 12:55AM If that's the case, do you need to buy an Apple AE card, or will any 802.11g card work? Also, could you put an 802.11g card in the PC slot of a TiBook and have it work at Airport Extreme speeds? Sign In or Register to comment.