G5 Antenna for Airport Extreme (other options?)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RiggedProductio, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. RiggedProductio macrumors newbie

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    May 3, 2005
    #1
    Hello,

    So, I recently moved to a new apartment and found that my macbook gets pretty good wireless reception from one of the neighbors in my building. Unfortunately, I lost the small Airport "t" antenna that came with my G5, so either I buy it for $19+NY Tax or go with another solution.

    I was wondering if it was worth the extra dollars to get something like this
    http://www.compusa.com/products/pro...Directional_Antenna_for_Apple_Airport_Extreme

    (ie. Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna for Apple Airport Extreme
    Mfg Part #: HAI7SIA)

    OR, if the signal boost will do nothing, since I'm looking for it to go through walls etc.
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #2
    You might want to call up Apple and see if they will send you a replacement. I called them up and asked if I could buy one, since I, too, lost mine, and they just ended up shipping me one free of charge. My computer was under the 1-year original warranty, and perhaps that made a difference, but perhaps not. They didn't seem too concerned with trying to "sell" one to me, which is what I called up for.

    EDIT: Oh, and if you do this, you will have to mention 80,000 times that you're using a Power Mac, as they stop listening after you say "Airport" and assume you're on a portable. :)
     

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