Resolved Airport Exteme Card for Power Mac G5 Late 2005...which one?

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  1. tevion5, Apr 16, 2013
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    Can somebody please tell me the model number of the Airport Exteme wifi+Bluetooth Card for Power Mac G5 Late 2005?

    Want to get one cheap somewhere but there are so many I'm afraid ill mistakenly get the AGP one or one of the laptops ones!
     
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    Does an Airport card from a PowerMac G5 dual 1.8 from 2004 work in a PowerMac G5 Late 2005 Dual Core 2.3?
     
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    no.
     
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    Are there any cheap Pci-e cards that enable Wifi on this Mac?
     
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    No. You need an EDR card.
     
  6. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    And one that fits.
     
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    Will this work woth kismac on a powerbook?
    I need a wireless card because... Well, I thought the airport traces were MSB_PLL cpu clock control pins, and... Desoldered them.
    When I used my old USB wifi card, it worked great, and then someone decided it was a powerbook "handle"; they picked up the powerbook by the wifi card and broke it in half.
     
  9. LarsG5 macrumors member

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    It works as long as you're able to grab an antenna cable form a compatible Powerbook or older Power Mac.
    I've done that and it works perfectly fine.
     
  10. RhianB, Nov 9, 2016
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    The A1026 airport extreme card works like a charm assuming you have the corresponding antenna that plugs into the back. Without it ime your airport extreme will be rendered effectively useless with a range of maybe a foot or two. In that scenario, you'll want to make a hillbilly antenna (is what I use to great results) out of a wire Twisty tie. That or drop some decent cash on the apple powermac G5 antenna from ebay.
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    Check my thread here for a 3rd party antenna that fits perfect and works much better than a wire-tie.
     
  12. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Late 2005 G5s have the antenna built in to a white plastic strip on the back of the computer and therefore have no antenna port.
     
  13. RhianB macrumors 6502

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    Ya learn something new each day. What was sold to me as a late 2005 PMG5 is in fact an early 2005 (week 19 so week3 of April 2005 after checking the SN). Thanks for the clarification.

    Hack5190 - Do these antennas work for the BT port as well? Same MCX spec? Unfortunately, this PM does not have a BT card in it so I'd have to buy one but I want to have BT on this box.
     
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    Like you I don't have a blue tooth card to test them, sorry. However since these old wifi cards operate in the 2.4 GHz range and bluetooth operates from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz it should work.
     
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    I just ordered a BT card for $7.95 shipped and a set of your linked antennas so we'll see :D
     
  16. RhianB, Nov 17, 2016
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    I'm still awaiting on the Chinese antennas but my Apple BT card came in for my PMG5 so I installed that. I needed an "antenna" (I use that term very loosely lol) so I came up with this. I tried a couple designs but this worked best with the best range - about 2ft max from the antenna port w/accurate tracking. It's a twisty tie stuck into the port with 4 springs (the springs from under a single coil or bucker electric guitar pickup) stuck around it. IMG_1591.JPG
    Serious low-budget Mickey Mouse fix but when in a pickle, this pig tail works & I'm still getting great bandwidth from that twisty tie wifi antenna as well :D
     

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