Bluetooth antenna for PM G5

feelingsupersonic

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Hello all - would like to add bluetooth to my G5, preferably via adding the internal module. The antenna is $20+ on ebay, when there is one for sale. Anyone have one they would like to sell for cheaper, or know a better source? I'll accept the high price and then the cost of the module itself if need be, but figured it wouldn't hurt to ask first.

My end goal is to move my white wired Apple keyboard/mouse combo to my B&W G3 and find a deal on a bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo for the G5. I am open to a cheap dongle however I am not finding anything so far which is assured to work under 10.5.
 

RhianB

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I use one of these and it works well. Haven’t seen these available for quite a while.

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RhianB

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OMG where did my brain go lol o_O - That Shrink wrapped antenna that sticks straight out is in fact my home made BT antenna, NOT wireless and that antenna I linked to earlier is what I use to catch wireless. It WILL NOT work for BT. Below’s a few pics that show the basic construction of my DIY BT antenna - it is just a big paper lip, a bit of uninsulated solid core wire coiled around the paper clip end & a spring out of ... a pen I think. I shrinkwrapped it just to help hold everything together but worked equally well in the unwrapped Vconfig.
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I also have a Quick wireless antenna I make out of a bread bag tie & works really well, so if you want to save a few bucks, it’s an easy build with some pliers & 10 or so minutes of your time. I mean heck, who wants to drop $40 for a set of those stupid OEM antennas.
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Anyhoo - Jeez that was a legit old man moment. So sorry for any confusion I may have caused. :D
 
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