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decryption
12th August 2004, 09:14 PM
I'm doing a review of an AirPort Express, and my 2nd hand G5 didn't come with an AirPort antenna.
Does anyone in Melbourne have one I can borrow so I can get this review done? I'd give it back ASAP once the review is written.
Plese help us out :)

macfixer
13th August 2004, 08:30 AM
Hello Admin,

I have an Airport Antenna for a G5 you could borrow.

I am in Croydon South.

Please phone 03 9893 1677 or 0412 056 033

Geoff WALLACE

decryption
13th August 2004, 08:27 PM
Anyone else got one?
Geoff is too far away for me, and I still desperatley need one :(

Ozi
14th August 2004, 12:56 AM
um i got an airport card in my computer, is that what you mean?How is the G5 antena different?! *confused*

MightyAtom
14th August 2004, 04:27 AM
Originally posted by Ozi@Aug 14 2004, 12:56 AM
um i got an airport card in my computer, is that what you mean?How is the G5 antena different?! *confused*
Because the G5s are aluminium (which blocks the Airport signal) they have a separate antenna that plugs into the back of the tower, instead of a concealed internal antenna.

decryption
14th August 2004, 08:11 AM
Originally posted by MightyAtom@Aug 14 2004, 04:27 AM
Because the G5s are aluminium (which blocks the Airport signal) they have a separate antenna that plugs into the back of the tower, instead of a concealed internal antenna.
That's right, and I need one!

Currawong
14th August 2004, 11:04 AM
See the thread about PCI 802.11g cards that work with OSX...mabye it would be simpler to just buy one of those?

decryption
14th August 2004, 12:31 PM
I don't want to spend any money, as I don't need a wireless network (plus can't afford it).
I got the AirPort card from Streetwise to try out with the AirPort Express. So yeah.. someone, please, help! :P

decryption
14th August 2004, 12:44 PM
I found out that the back of the G5 has a MMCX connector. So if anyone has a pigtail with one end that is MMCX, and an antenna, that would also do instead of the original G5 antenna.

Byrd
16th August 2004, 06:09 PM
I recently just bought a Minitar MN64GPC 802.11g card Anthony - if has a small pigtail aerial you're welcome to try, which I believe is pretty much standard. What's MMCX?

JB