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    G5 and 3rd party airport problems

    I have a Minitar 802.11g wireless PCI card that uses the Broadcom chipset and when I install it into my G4 the computer detects it as a airport card and everything works fine. But I just bought a G5 (with 10.3.7 installed)and when I install the Minitar PCI card into the G5 it will not boot, when I press the power button, the white LED lights ups then turns off immediately. Without the PCI card installed everything works fine.
    Any suggestions?


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    NightCrawler's Avatar
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    MacBook Pro (early 2011) 2,2 i7, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, 1 GB ATI 6750M, High-Res AntiGlare Screen
    have you tried with a Apple AirPort Card instead?
    - It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...

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    Avalon's Avatar
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    Jun 25, 2004
    Luxemburg, Europe
    PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB
    Quote Originally Posted by NightCrawler
    have you tried with a Apple AirPort Card instead?
    Don't you think that, if he had an Airport card, he wouldn't need a PCI WLAN card?!

    Depending on which G5 you have, you either have PCI (like the G4) or PCI-X slots. PCI-X should be compatible, but I think that some PCI cards use higher voltages than PCI-X slots deliver. This could be the problem...

    Allthough I'm not totally sure about this, maybe somebody else knows more about it...

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