g5 antenia?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jmorris, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. jmorris macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am new to Mac. Just picked up a used G5,1.8 processor,1 gig ram. It is about 4/5 years old Im told. I bought an airport card. If I am close to my linksys wireless router I get internet fine,close being 10-20 feet. If I move further,maybe 50-75 feet, does not pickup router. There is an antenia 'hole" in back of computer.Should I be using an antenia? I have read these should be good to 150'.
    Thanks,
     
  2. peskaa macrumors 68020

    peskaa

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    Yes. PowerMac G5s shipped with a T-shaped antenna for AirPort and a rod-shaped one for Bluetooth. You may be able to get some via Apple, or off eBay.
     
  3. Abidubi macrumors 6502

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  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    You do have 2 other options, you can remove the side panel(be sure to leave the clear acrylic panel in!) or you can insert a safety pin into the airport antenna. Either way will get you a good signal of at least 50'. The Safety pin could get your 100'+ and works just as good as the OEM antenna which will cost you $15-$30 depending on where you can find them.
     

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