Setup: 1064 MHz G4 iBooks with OS 10.4.2, OS10.3.9 G4 server, wireless network
is made up of Airport Extremes hooked up to 100 MB switched ports and set up for roaming.
The iBooks have static IPs. The Airport is the only configuration checked and it is at the top of the list and set to look for a specific network.
I was the tech support person at the school here and left in March of 2005. I am back
now and when I left I was just getting into Workgroup Manager and had set
up a mobile cart of 20 iBooks. They were not in service very long before
I left and there seemed to be a some problems with the iBooks binding to
the server, students getting logged in, etc. It didn't seem to be the
same computers but more random problems. The iBooks had OS 10.3 at that
time. I was hoping that by now with updates etc that a lot of the
problems would have been solved but it seems that they don't work as well
now as they did when I left. Since I have been gone I have not been
watching this list and I have probably missed a lot of great information.
Is anyone having good success with a setup like this and if so can you
give me any advice as far as setup, should the iBooks be shut down after
each use or left sleeping, would it help to put two Airports on a cart,
Teachers, students and myself are getting very frustrated.