Mac Pro antenna

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by WayneStewart, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. WayneStewart macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2008
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I have some 2006, 2008 and 2009 Mac Pros here without built-in wifi. I was thinking that possibly Apple used the same airport module in more than one machine. Looking around on the internet was a little confusing, Then my search turned up that OWC sold some used airport modules that they said were compatible with a number of Mac Pros, Macbook Pros and white Macbooks. I have some of those I’ve saved for parts. I opened up a 17” 2006 Macbook Pro. I was going to install the module on a Mac Pro when I noticed that the antenna wires on the Mac Pro are labelled 1, 2, 3 and the airport module are labelled 0, 1, 2 and are also all on the same side of the module. It’s model # AR5BXB72. Tried it without the antennae and was able to get closer wifi signals

    Does anyone know how to best connect the antennae in a case like this
  2. Sko macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2009
    This thread on macrumors has some info on wifi and bluetooth cables. Read posts #1, #25 and #38.
  3. Filin macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2010
    AR5BXB72 it is Wi-Fi only module, without Bluetooth
    I think no big difference in antennas connection order

    1 -> 0
    2 -> 1
    3 -> 2

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