Airport in my G3 Cannot "See" any Wifi networks.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ibooktigeruser, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2010
    I just bought and correctly installed a working airport card to my iBook G3 (M6497)
    I checked and the card is being recognized and says it's on. However, it can not find any wireless networks automatically. I tried entering the name of my network manually, but it says "There was an error joining the AirPort network "NameofNetwork"." "Try again" "OK"

    The router doesn't have any security on it and it is compatible with 802.11b.
    I bought this iBook from a friend who says he could never get an airport card he bought a while back to work either.

    Any ideas on how I can get this to work?

    Thanks so much!
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    In OSX Snow Leopard / Godalming UK
    you have broken wifi antenna, i had the same problem
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2010
    Thanks for the reply. I think you may be right. Would it be hardtofind/expensive to replace the antenna?
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2009
    North Carolina
    It runs up the side of the screen bezel I believe, but I don't know how hard it would be to replace. You could probably buy an antenna off of eBay for pretty cheap.

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