Power Mac G5: External Antenna Required for AirPort or Bluetooth Reception

To use Bluetooth and AirPort on a Power Mac G5, you must connect the external antennas.
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A Power Mac G5 computer does not detect an AirPort network or Bluetooth device, even though the base station or device is well within range.


Make sure you have the appropriate external Bluetooth and/or AirPort antennas properly connected at the rear of the computer. The AirPort antenna is included with the Power Mac G5 and is compatible with the AirPort Extreme card. The Bluetooth antenna is only included if you purchased Bluetooth as a CTO option from Apple.
Third-party devices may include their own antennas.

Antenna description:

  • The Bluetooth antenna is a short cylindrical antenna.
  • The AirPort antenna is larger and resembles a capital "T".

Warning: The FCC rules require that the operator or a nearby person be more than one centimeter (0.4 inches) away from the AirPort Extreme antenna during transmission. In addition, the AirPort Extreme antenna must not be co-located with any transmitter or antenna other than Apple Bluetooth antenna model A1067.
Last Modified: Feb 19, 2012

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