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Albone
Mar 2, 2005, 09:33 PM
I've had my powerbook for a year, and never noticed, this T shaped looking thing with an airport symbol on it. I can't find any documentation on it anywhere, either at home or on the web. Anyone know what i'm talking about? What is it?

Sure I can GUESS what it is, but I'd like to know what I'm fooling around with.

Daveway
Mar 2, 2005, 09:34 PM
You got that with a powerbook?!?!?! :eek:

That's an Airport antena for a Powermac.

PlaceofDis
Mar 2, 2005, 09:35 PM
where are you seeing this symbol?? through the OS or somewhere on the hardware?

as of right now my only guess is the BT symbol....

Albone
Mar 2, 2005, 09:39 PM
Its possible I got it with my emac, but I found it in my powerbook box. Its an antenna? Where would you plug THIS thing in? Or is it possibly older than my emac and powerbook?

saabmp3
Mar 2, 2005, 10:18 PM
You don't plug it in anywhere in your powerbook, it's meant for either a powermac G5 or an iMac (but I might be wrong there).

BEN

dornoforpyros
Mar 2, 2005, 10:43 PM
yeah It sounds like the airport attenna from a powermac...or I guess eMac perhaps. I got one with my powermac that I just got.

ChrisFromCanada
Mar 2, 2005, 11:01 PM
is it one of these:

http://www.macitynet.it/immagini/visitaconnoi/G5presenta12set/image/g5_21.jpg

Albone
Mar 3, 2005, 06:30 AM
Yeah, that's it. So, I'd plug it into my emac then? Is there a port, or is there some lesser known spot that I'd use?

Thanks for all your help!

yippy
Mar 3, 2005, 07:42 AM
That is definatly a Powermac Airport antenna. I am pretty sure that they only go with Powermac G5s, you shouldn't have it, don't know why you do.

Rod Rod
Mar 3, 2005, 02:45 PM
Yeah, that's it. So, I'd plug it into my emac then? Is there a port, or is there some lesser known spot that I'd use?

Thanks for all your help!

The eMac has a built-in Airport antenna. You have no use for that thing.

_bnkr612
Mar 3, 2005, 03:16 PM
It goes to a PM G5, since the case is totally made of metal you wouldn't get much reception if the attenna was inside.

Sell it on ebay, it seems to be the trend.

Cheers.