Installing AirPort Extreme card minus antenna

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Barnum, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Barnum macrumors newbie

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    I want to install an airport exreme card in my old PowerMac G5 tower (I originally bought it without a card) for use with the airport express base station but I lost the T shaped antenna that came with my mac. Will airport still work without it?
    The airport express will be hooked up to a new 24" iMac and since my new computer will be located the top floor of my house and the old one will be in the basement I don't know if the computers will be able to communicate with each other without the antenna.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    It'll probably work but with massively reduced range. It sounds like you are going to be needing the range. I'd contact Apple and ask them if they can supply a new one, or start looking on eBay...
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    If the antenna is a screw-on part, you might find one on ebay or some place similar. if not, then buy another airport card from ebay.
     

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