Mac G5 Airport card doubt

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lhoffstadt, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. lhoffstadt macrumors member

    lhoffstadt

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    Hi all, I have just bought a Mac G5 1.6

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/specs/powermac_g5_1.6.html

    and I was thinking to add a Airport Extreme card to have WIFI connection
    I was looking for this card on Ebay and I found the following link

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-A1026...ok-PowerMac-/301430555185?hash=item462ea94231


    note from seller:
    Not Compatible with Powermac G5 Late 2005 model

    not all the sellers put this notice, so Im not sure if the next cheap seller that I will pick will put this info, the card may have this same incompatibility issue but the seller did not put this information or doesnt know about this.

    Should I search for a specific part number for this model?

    Thanks a lot for any advice on this.
     
  2. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    That card will work, there are guides on how to put it in. Note that the card is limited to wireless g(I believe) so speeds and connectivity will be slower. You also will need the airport antenna. There is a workaround using a paper clip. There are also guides on this
     
  3. lhoffstadt thread starter macrumors member

    lhoffstadt

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    amazing information I really appreciated this. Thanks a lot
     
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