Question about internal Airport card in Intel iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Rickeo, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Rickeo macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    I want to hookup my DIY cantenna to my imac, but before I open it up, i want to know if it has the standard antenna connector that wireless cards all have. I know the old original 802.11b Airport cards did, I had one for my old iBook. Im pretty much aiming to dissconnect the internal antenna, connect mine, and run a line out to my cantenna.

    This is the connector, look under Apple and Airport Card:
  2. Rickeo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    Is this to technical for you guys or something? Suggestions on where else to ask?
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I'm pretty sure the iMac has the standard wireless antenna on it, but getting into the iMac to connect the new antenna may be messy, I have no idea on where it is located. What is your plan on connecting the new antenna (cantenna?)?
  4. Rickeo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    I have this DIY waveguide cantenna that has worked wonderfully on other computers that I have tested it on. Im just hoping that I bought the correct pigtail to connect to the wireless card inside the iMac. Getting to it wont be an issue, there is plenty of pictures floating around the net showing how to open it.

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