Power Mac G5 Bluetooth Antenna - best place to get one?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ecschwarz, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. ecschwarz
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    Jun 28, 2010
    Apologies if this has been covered somewhere — I did search the forums, but I recently got a G5 and it didn't have AirPort or Bluetooth installed. I got an AirPort antenna with it, but no Bluetooth one. I had a dead Mac mini that donated its wireless boards and that leads me to my quandary—it seems these Bluetooth antennas are expensive ($30+) online, especially when you can find a cheap USB Bluetooth module for $15 or so.

    I'd rather not tie up a USB port, since this is a secondary machine and I don't want to get a hub for it, but does anyone know of any alternatives/cheap locations for these? Right now I managed to make a crude antenna using a paperclip (a friend who ran a lab of these suggested it), but I'd rather at least find something with a female-MCX (I think?) connector on the cheap.

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