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Suburban Beat 05-22-2011 07:46 AM

Extremely weak wireless signal on PowerMac G5 / AirPort
Hey everybody. Brand new to both Macs and this forum, so please bear with me and excuse my ignorance.

I recently bought a G5 PowerMac for audio recording purposes. It didn't come with an AirPort card, so I had to get that too and install it myself (a process that was much easier than I was expetting it would be). I am happy to report that I do have Internet, but unfortunately just barely. The signal is so weak that even the smallest downloads crawl if the signal isn't dropped altogether.

I do know that a that there are a few other threads discussing this, but are all very dated at this point. Does anyone have any advice? I have tried manipulating the internal antennae a little bit with some minor improvement.

MarkMark 03-26-2012 01:30 AM

Stick a pin in it.
If anyone is still trying to figure this one out, simple is best. Just take a straight (sewing) pin and put it into the middle of your antenna plug-in on the back of your G5 box. I got it from this blog. I'm now at full strength signal!

pigoo3 03-26-2012 08:47 AM

The appropriate fix is get one of these:

- Nick

MarkMark 03-26-2012 11:44 AM

That is exactly right. But, if you are a "starving student" like myself, you can save $35 and use a pin to get the same results. :$

harryb2448 03-26-2012 05:24 PM

Any chance the antenna cables are connected wrongly? That will interfere with performance.

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