g5 antenia?

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

  1. jmorris macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    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'.
  2. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    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

    Feb 13, 2009
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    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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