Refurbished Mac Quad G5 questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Greg Ball, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Greg Ball macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2006
    Hi all first time poster here:
    I have 2 questions. I bought a Mac G5 Quad from apple.

    I've installed an Airport Extreme card for it. The Mac show that thhe card is there, however, I can't find my home network. There are no networks present when I scan or try to give the Mac my networks name and password.

    I have a powerbook G4 that finds my network fine. I've read other posts that refer to an antenna for the airport card. There is nothing inside or outside the computer that resembles what I've seen on-line. My wireless router is a Linksys wrt54gs. Any thoughts?

    Second, I installed a second internal hard drive into the mac, and connected the cables. Only the original HD shows up on the desktop. Any thoughts or things to try? Thanks so much for your help!
  2. EHUnlucky7x9@ao macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2006
    New Jersey
    In the PowerMac G5... when you plug in an airport extreme card, the airport card will register on your machine when you look at the task bar up top by the clock or if you check your networking in system preference. If your not receiving signal, check to make sure you have the black cable attached to the airport card inside the machine.

    If that doesn't solve the problem, bring the router closer and see if it works.
  3. Greg Ball thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2006
    Airport extreme card

    Thanks for your reply,

    I see the airport symbol on top by the task bar. Also,when I installed the card, the mac told me it saw it. However I can't find my home wireless network.

    I can't move the router closer as it's in another area of my house. This does not cause any probles seeing the router on my Powerbook 17" laptop. That works fine.

    You mentioned that I should make sure the black cable is attached to the airport card. I see two black cables hanging near the card, but they do not have anything on their ends that that looks like they can attach to the airport card. Any thoughts?
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Those are most likely the antenna leads. Look closely, perhaps for something labelled "ANT" or "AUX."
  5. RichP macrumors 68000


    Jun 30, 2003
    Motor City
    There is a part on the airport card that attaches to one of those leads. One is for Bluetooth, the other for Airport. In addition, you need the airport externa antenna hooked up on the back of your mac (it looks like a T-shaped thing)

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