Sawtooth Airport Antenna Question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by aristokrat, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. aristokrat macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2007
    I've been searching the internet for the answer to this, and just can't find anything. I'm in the process of converting my Sawtooth G4 to an ATX case, and I'm trying to bring along the airport card and it's antenna. The problem is, I don't know where the antenna ends. Specifically, the wire goes from the card connector to a metal cube at the top of the case, and then there is another wire connecting this to a second metal cube. I'm not sure what these cubes have to do with the antenna, but it seems that the antenna is soldered to them, so I imagine they are somewhat important. I remember hearing that the entire case acted to amplify the wireless signal, so maybe that's what these cubes do? Connect the antenna to the metal of the chassis? Any suggestions would be helpful.

    Here's what this all looks like:
    (The metal "cubes" are at the top left and right, connected by the draping wire. The antenna wire continues down the right side of the picture to the airport card connecter.)

    So do I snap both of those little blocks off of the case, or cut the wire, or cut the top corner out of the case and bring everything?
  2. aristokrat thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2007

    Surely somebody has an idea about this?
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    I'd say just make sure the antenna wire makes contact with the new case and see what happens.

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