Mac Pro Wireless Card

gallinger

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Jul 19, 2006
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Anyone know where i can buy the Mac Pro wireless card that you have an option to include when you order it. I never got it cause i got my mac pro the day after they were announced and i did not want to wait lol. But now i want to get one and put it in myself. Anyone? thanks
 

jonwed

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Oct 22, 2007
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Yes, they're straightforward to get from either source.

I can't say the same for the install. I still haven't managed it - and I'm not new to taking the cover off my mac ;)

There's a helpful guide here - but I'm stuck at step 3. I can't for the life of me see any aerial wires, even with the HD bay removed.

So it might be worth whipping open your mac and locating the aerial wires first just to be on the safe side?
 
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termina3

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Jul 16, 2007
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Anyone know where i can buy the Mac Pro wireless card that you have an option to include when you order it. I never got it cause i got my mac pro the day after they were announced and i did not want to wait lol. But now i want to get one and put it in myself. Anyone? thanks
I got mine (after a long, pain-in-the-*** wait and hassle) from CompUSA. Make sure that you specify this is not the standard Airport card... Also, the Apple Store/AppleCare is not permitted to sell it to you without installation service. (It's not supposed to be a DIY job). The only tricky part is getting the wires to attach properly to the card. They aren't hard to find in my experience, they just didn't want to "stick". Took me about 20 minutes to get them to find their place.
 
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termina3

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I can't for the life of me see any aerial wires, even with the HD bay removed.
I assume you can, however, find where the card belongs?

The aerial cords protrude from the back of the base of the 2nd HDD bay... can't give you much more help than that unfortunately. Perhaps a trip to a certified center is in order?
 
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CarlosG

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Mar 21, 2006
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Don't listen to these comments of fitting one of these cards as being difficult. It really isn't, attaching the aerial cables is fiddley, but certainly not difficult. Don't be put-off by these exaggerations.

I imported an Airport card from Fastmac:
http://store.fastmac.com/product_info.php?cPath=10_11_39&products_id=207

I can honestly say that this took me all of 10-minutes at most.

I fitted mine before the above instructions were available, these are the ones that I followed:
http://meanderingpassage.com/2007/07/18/how-to-installing-an-airport-extreme-card-in-an-intel-mac-pro/

Good luck.
 
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termina3

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Don't listen to these comments of fitting one of these cards as being difficult. It really isn't, attaching the aerial cables is fiddley, but certainly not difficult. Don't be put-off by these exaggerations.
The guide you linked says:

It’s not a job for the timid. You’ll need a steady hand and patience. It will also help if you have small fingers. It’s difficult mainly due to the cramped space and small parts involved.
And why did you dig this up from a year ago?
 
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