PowerMac g5 Have I Got Airport

rph105

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Ok in the back of my mac i have these 2 hole looking ports, one with the bluetooth symbol and one with the airport symbol, i got given some antenna when i bought the mac, does this mean i have airport or no? im not sure
 

FireArse

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Oct 29, 2004
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Ok in the back of my mac i have these 2 hole looking ports, one with the bluetooth symbol and one with the airport symbol, i got given some antenna when i bought the mac, does this mean i have airport or no? im not sure
No, it doesn't mean you definitely have airport - it's simply the antenna you use should you have one installed. To see if OS X recognized airport / bluetooth, system profiler is your friend.

FireArse
 

rph105

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No, it doesn't mean you definitely have airport - it's simply the antenna you use should you have one installed. To see if OS X recognized airport / bluetooth, system profiler is your friend.

FireArse
ok i dont have one, how would i install an airport card so i can use airport extreme?
 

FireArse

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Oct 29, 2004
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Airport card

ok i dont have one, how would i install an airport card so i can use airport extreme?
Well there are a number of places to get one of these cards:

Apple Store USA (you want one of the top two)
eBay etc etc

You can take the unit to an Apple Retail Store, but I don't think it's too hard for a normal user to install. Once you install it, put the antenna in the port you described (if I remember correctly, the aiport antenna was in the shape of a 'T') and away you go!

FireArse
 

disconap

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Oct 29, 2005
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On the G5, the Airport Extreme card is installed just above the RAM (mid-left of the interior, flush to the metal dividing wall on the RAM side). Then just screw in your antenna and you're done!
 
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