Wireless issue with Powermac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by sysiphus, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
    I've got an interesting issue:

    My Powermac G5 (1.6GHz) has Airport Extreme and Bluetooth pre-installed. Both external antennae are plugged in. The computer connects to an Airport Extreme (ABGN) router roughly 50ft away, with full signal strength. Today, I swapped out my stock Radeon 9600 Pro for a Radeon 9800 Pro pulled from a Dual 2GHz G5 (OEM 9800 Pro, not the retail model or the OEM 9800XT). Everything worked fine when booted with the "new" card, but the Wi-Fi. When installed, my wireless would show the network available, but time out every time I tried to connect. Swapping the original card back in fixed the problem ASAP. I'd like to be able to use the 9800--any ideas on how to fix this odd issue?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2009
    North Carolina
    That is quite odd. So you haven't had any trouble with it prior to it not connecting?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
    Yup. Interesting fact, though--I tried it again today, but also installed a PCI USB card--and no problems now. Weird stuff, but now it works, so I'm not going to mess with it :D

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