I just purchased an PowerMac G-5 and I am trying to make it wireless? If I purchased Extreme, would I need anything else?

  • Asked by Andrew F from San Pedro
  • Sep 26, 2010
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QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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    AirPort and Bluetooth cards were an option on every PowerMac G-5 model (from 2003 to 2006). None had wireless as standard equipment, although they were all "wireless-ready." The cards are easily visible on the logic board (if there), or the empty guide and slot are easily visible for install-it-yourself (takes only seconds, not even minutes).

    A less handy alternative is to use Ethernet cable to connect the Power-Mac to the Extreme. Your Power-Mac could then interact wirelessly with every other wireless device that has access to the network.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Sep 27, 2010