Howto AIRPORT EXTREME w/out external antenna DR BOTT POWERMAC g5 for free :)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by madhive, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I know i might recieve some criticism from people but whatever.. it'l help some people out.

    I got ripped off on craigslist buying a powermac g5 from some punk (literally... he lived in a warehouse with skate ramps and grafitti "art" )

    Got this powermac, shady south side chicago kid, wont return for an antenna

    Ive tried everything to use the airport extreme without an antenna, never get any signal without the side off.

    Today i was using a safety pin (a large safety pin for a hoodie or jeans)

    unclipped it and jammed it in the Dr. bott slot/hole ....wherever the port is on the back of your g5 that your antenna should go.

    Somehow i realized that it took less than 5 minutes to load a facebook page, i then scanned for networks and damn, i saw my neighbors networks.

    Had three bars on the third floor of my house, i flashed dd-wrt to my WRT54G :)
    modded the tx output i think it was called.... then i increased it to 220 (i actually did this three years ago, i just am mentioning this because it helps....and does not kill your router any faster if it has proper ventilation to operate as if it were not transmitting any stronger)



    Long story short

    - Take a safety pin (one of those pins with the snap latches to rest the sharp part in if i am not referring to it correctly)

    JAM it in the airport extreme's external port on the back of your g5 (assuming this is for g5 users that might've lost their antennas)

    Once you got it in firmly and push rather hard (haha) check your signal




    Sorry for the werid title, i've searched atleast 6 hours on google to find a solution to my problem without finding a $45 antenna from apple, i am too poor to buy most apple products.

    Hope i helped out & didon't agrivate many people :)

    Peace&Plur on this one. I probabilly sound uneducated & rude, sorry if i do D:
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Whoa thanks for the tip, I'll have to remember this. I'm gonna try it with a comp I got from school that had the card installed but no antenna :s. I just hope it won't break anything :eek:.
     
  3. btbrossard, Sep 16, 2010
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  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Whattt!? You're lucky as hell! & it can break the little chrome rib...thing, but that serves no purpose, my sister broke that off, and an antenna went on just fine, but then she took it back (she has a g5) and this works better than hers, i hot glued it to the back. It doesnt look as bad as it might sound, and i took it off, no residue, winwinwin :)
     
  5. btbrossard, Sep 16, 2010
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    Nothing to see here...
     

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    Don't even worry about how fast shipping is, you don't know how much i appreciate this, thank you so much man!! :D
     
  7. btbrossard, Sep 17, 2010
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    Antennas?

    Do you have any more of the Antennas? My daughter broke mine and I need a new one.
     
  9. btbrossard, Sep 21, 2010
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    MESSAGE to BTBROSSARD

    HELP! Any chance you have any more of those antenna's around. I desperately need one. I can pay for shipping if that helps. Please let me know if you do and let me know how to contact you with my information.
    I would GREATLY appreciate!

    Thanks
     
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    Sales outside the marketplace on this site is prohibited. That will get you banned.

    Just remove the side door and/or use the safety pin mod to use as an external antenna. Otherwise those antennas are <$20 on ebay.
     
  12. btbrossard, Oct 14, 2010
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  13. macrumors newbie

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    Do you still have any of the antennas? Wifi and/or bluetooth? I can't figure out how to send private messages... E-mail me if you want...

    mobile at murphworld dot com
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    PowerMac G5 External AirPort Antenna

    I know speaking of sales is "banned" on here, but if anyone has a PowerMac G5 External AirPort Antenna they would like to kindly donate to me that would be great! I am in much need of one and not willing to pay the $40+ or so to get one on eBay or Amazon.
     

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