PowerMac g5 Have I Got Airport

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rph105, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. rph105 macrumors 6502

    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
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I think it means you have airport. If you open the System Profiler it will tell you...
     
  3. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  4. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    ok i dont have one, how would i install an airport card so i can use airport extreme?
     
  5. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    Airport card

    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
     
  6. disconap macrumors 68000

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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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