wireless options for PM G5

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by InfoKill, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. InfoKill macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking of getting a air port extreme card for my G5 (didnt get it when i orderd it). Now i need a wireless option to pick up a wifi connection. i was thinking of the AE card but was wondering if there was anything better out there. like an external antena like the ones linksys make for like 50 bucks. I want a strang signal and i just read the PB aluminum theory thread. So any suggestions?
    Thanks!
     
  2. adk macrumors 68000

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    I'm not too familiar with desktops, but don't most PCI wireless cards have external antennas? if that's the case you're fine.
     
  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I can tell you from experience that you're better off buying an AirPort Express. The Power Mac G5s use an external antenna that plugs into the back of the machine. It should have been included with your Power Mac when you bought it in a little plastic bag. My G5 doesn't have wireless, but it did come with the antenna.
     
  4. InfoKill thread starter macrumors newbie

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    im just looking at my options. i would liketo be able to move my atenna around if my connection is weak, and moving the entire g5 would get my arms a little tired:) .
     
  5. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    I suggest this unit:
    http://www.macwireless.com/html/products/11g_11b_cards/11gPCI.php

    It requires no drivers or software, works like it WAS an Apple card. I had to take my card out of my G5 for my new Powerbook and bought this PCI card. The range is at least twice that of the built in option. No compatibility issues at all.

    This is probably what you were looking for.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've been looking for PCI cards like this for my older Power Mac G3/4's. Thanks!
     

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