New PowerMac G5 Questions - Bluetooth and Airport

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by purdueboiler87, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. purdueboiler87 macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2005
    Clearwater, FL
    I finally bit the bullet and upgraded my mac mini to a PowerMac G5 2.3. I've noticed two things and I'm wondering if anyone has any comments.

    1. My bluetooth icon has three dashes through it, no dashes on the bluetooth icon on my mac mini. Also, my bluetooth mouse doesn't seem to work as well on the PowerMac. I had the bluetooth on the G5 installed at the Apple store, not sure if that makes any difference.

    2. My airport signal doesn't seem to be as strong. I moved the mini into the other room and it has a full signal. The G5 is 3' from my wireless router and I don't get a full signal.

    3. The order of the icons on the top right of the screen is different between the mini and the G5. No big deal but you would think they would be in the same place.


  2. TheMonarch macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2005
    Bay Area
    1) dashes on bluetooth mean someting is connected

    2) do you use file sharing between macs? if not, then you really dont have to worry, as 3 bars will still be much faster than what your internet connection can handle

    3) hold option+apple, and onganize anyway you wish

    hope it helps

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