netbook connects to wireless network, my G5 Powermac doesn't

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Bonesone4, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Bonesone4 macrumors regular

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    I need some help/suggestions as to why my G5 tower won't connect to a wireless network. I recently moved into a guest house with free wireless internet. My landlord gave me the password to tap in, and it works great on my netbook, which is what I am using to post this entry. It also works with my iPod Touch. However, my G5 times out every time I try. It recognizes the network and when I type in the password, it tries to join it and after a few moments it says "connection timed out"

    Why is this happening? I'm up to date on software/hardware updates. I've even tried shutting down my netbook to see if that was the reason it wasn't connecting, but nope. Still doesn't connect.

    I like my netbook and internet browsing is speedy on it but I need my desktop for most of my work and internet productivity. Any thoughts?
     
  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Does your G5 have the built in antennas or are they external? It looks like a "T" on the back.

    This sounds more like a reception problem as you can't get a good enough signal. The aluminum casing really kills the wireless signal so you might want an external antenna.
     
  3. Bonesone4 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I have one of those plastic "T" shaped things that I plug into the back of it. Would purchasing a time capsule help at all? Or a wireless router? I have a router but that would need to be plugged directly into the DSL modem wouldn't it?
     

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