PDA

View Full Version : AirPort for Late 2005 G5




MisterKeeks
Nov 17, 2012, 04:16 PM
Hello

We have a late 2005 Dual Processor (2.3Ghz) Power Mac G5, and I was wondering what internet card could be used internally. I believe this would work link (http://www.dvwarehouse.com/Apple-AirPort-Extreme/Bluetooth-Upgrade-Kit-for-Power-Mac-G5-Dual-Core--Quad-Core-Late-2005--MA252G/A---Refurbished-p-36513.html&pltid=4d685d063c6f663b82d08ee1244268cc), but I was wondering whether purchasing these two products off of ebay would work. link (http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=runway+card+g5&_sop=15) link (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-AirPort-Extreme-Wifi-Bluetooth-Card-A1126-/160894800269?pt=US_Laptop_Network_Cards&hash=item257613d18d)

Thanks in advance for the help



Nameci
Nov 17, 2012, 05:32 PM
Late 2005 G5 are dual cores not dual processors. They came in three variants, 2.0 DC, 2.3 DC and 2x.2.5DC (quad core).

There is no dual processor 2.3GHz late 2005 PMG5.

If you have PCIe graphics then it is a late 2005 G5. Early models of G5's have AGP graphics. You can tell a late 2005 PMG5 by looking at the back. If there is a white strip (Wifi Antennae), then it is a late 2005 if there is none, it is an early PMG5.

MisterKeeks
Nov 17, 2012, 06:14 PM
Late 2005 G5 are dual cores not dual processors. They came in three variants, 2.0 DC, 2.3 DC and 2x.2.5DC (quad core).


Sorry, I meant to say Early 2005.

Nameci
Nov 17, 2012, 07:25 PM
All your links are for Late 2005 powermac G5.

This is for the early powermac G5...

http://www.dvwarehouse.com/Apple-Airport-Extreme-Wireless-Card-/-Net-work-adapter-802.11G-M8881-p-31367.html

MisterKeeks
Nov 17, 2012, 07:29 PM
Thanks for finding that. I don't know why I had been thinking that it was a Late 2005.

MisterKeeks
Nov 17, 2012, 07:40 PM
I almost forgot: I believe that only the late 2005 had the antenna on the back- this Power Mac certainly doesn't. Will I need to buy one or will I be able to use wireless, but with poor reception?

Nameci
Nov 17, 2012, 09:04 PM
If you wanted it to be as authentic as possible, there is an apple antennae. Link below;

http://www.dvwarehouse.com/Apple-Airport-External-Antenna-for-Power-Mac-G5-2004-2005--MacPro-up-to-Early-2008-A1066-922-6043---NEW-p-33986.html

Or you can buy an apple compatible wifi PCI card which is cheaper.

Or this;

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Sonnet%20Technologies/N80211PCI/