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Airport connection - G5 Powerbook

Thanks I removed the airport card and the display now works.  Wondering what to do now about a wireless connection - do you suggest purchasing a new airport card and renstalling?

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Yes better get a new wireless card if there's a airport that can be connected via USB that will be better..

Good luck....

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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Hi I bought apple I mac G5 1.6mhz 80gb serial number W84457TKPP6 from eBay. I'm just wondering how I connect it to internet? Do I need dongle and if yes what do I buy? Thank you. Regards Alison.


apparently you can use a wi fi usb adapter
see
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1903539?start=0&tstart=0
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-WIRELESS-CARD-for-iMAC-MAC-Apple-Airport-G3-G4-G5-X-/130334850512

But suggest checking if the g5 has a wireless card installed in it first before buying a dongle.


you may have an airport extreme card but if it does not have one see link below
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201713

suggest asking an apple store for advice on the g5 Imac

this help link should show where the card should be installed in your G5
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+G5+17-Inch+Model+A1058+AirPort+Extreme+Replacement/966

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPrDmIlESQI


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Display won't turn back on


You may need to open it up again and remove first the airport card and turn it back on and if that boot your computer there's a possibility that your airport is causing the problem and the airport may be loose and touching some other parts on it.

Hope that helps...........

Jul 21, 2008 | Apple 15" PowerBook G4 Aluminum 1.67 GHz...

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I have an old PowerBook g4 in my kitchen for listening to pandora and looking up recipes. All of a sudden, the wifi stopped working. It has dropped out a few times before, but I have always been able to...


Cut the airport off and back on again. After that, delete any wifi profiles you have, and then re-add them. This will clear any corrupt profiles and troubleshoot that. If you can't connect to anything after that, check that the airport card is connected securely. If, after all that, it still isn't working, and other devices are able to connect to the same network, then your airport card is probably no longer working.

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My powerbook g4 no longer recognize my builted in airport, have no airport now. The only way to make my g4 work in hook an either net cable to my g4 into my router. Makes my laptop very stationary, what...


What I would suggest is reseating the airport card as it may be the card has come loose or the cable is not connected properly. The following support page on the apple website will tell you how to do it.

support.apple.com/kb/HT2617

Failing that you will probably have to buy an new airport card or a wireless usb adaptor. You should be able to pick one up from ebay fairly cheaply.

Hope this helps.

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I have an power mac g5 2.3 ghz,... and a new apple air port card 802.11g but it don't recognize any network or wireless connection


I'm not sure I follow. Did you replace your old 'b' card with a 'g' card and now you can't connect as you did before? What kind of router do you have and what is it set to accept? Can it talk 'g' or is limited to 'b'? Can your new card connect in 'b' mode?

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I have a Powerbook G4, and suddenly my airportcard stopped workin


OSX has become unreliable.
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The easiest way if your Powerbook doesn't come equipped with an Airport card or isn't capable of supporting an Airport card is to purchase this http://www.sonnettech.com/product/aria_extreme.html it slides into the PCMIA slot on your Powerbook G3 (the credit card sized slot on the side of your Powerbook G3). There's support issues and model variations on older Powerbook G3's regarding Airport Card support and they're not as readily available as a standard PCMIA wireless card. This is my best suggestion for your situation.

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At this point you are much better off installing a USB wireless antennae than spending money on an Airport card, cracking open the iMac, and installing it.

USB wireless adapters are cheap, plentiful, and have more capabilities than the generation of Airport cards that were made for G5 iMacs.

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Apple Powerbook G4 17in 1.33Ghz. Tiger OS. Airport problem.


I had a similar problem with my 15" 1.33GHz powerbook G4.
My problem was I couldn't connect to a network right away or at all, or wouldn't properly reconize the card (didn't drop it).

I solved it by removing the airport card from my PowerBook and putting it back into my G4. it should be in the same location.
it's underneath the battery pack.
1. power off your G4
2. remove battery pack
3. there is a latch on the right side (if the charger port is facing down), open it
4. pull back plastic cover tab and gently remove the antenna plug from the airport.
5. pull the plastic tab, until the airport card is removed, keep out for 30+ seconds to ensure it erases any corrupt log file on card it's self.
6 place airport card into the slot again, fully inserting it, it should go 1/8" - 1/4" into your powerbook
7. plug in the antenna plug back into your G4's airport(it should click 2x(very lightly)), flip plastic tab back over top the antenna cord, close you latch.
8. place battery back into your G4
9. plug computer in, turn on and it should work
if not then there is something wrong with the airport card reader, which i don't think it's the case here..

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