AirPort Extreme Card problems

Posted by: papabill

AirPort Extreme Card problems - 09/24/12 07:59 AM

I just bought an Airport Extreme card and installed it in my PowerPC G5, but nothing happens. The machine will not boot up. But when I take the card out, it does fine.

What info do you need to know before you can begin to help? I can't find out which version of G5 it is.

All I have is the info given on "About this Mac"
1.8Gb PowerPC G5 9.1
1 Gb DDR SDRam
Serial number: G8521E1QQYU

From this, how do I tell which G5 I have?
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: AirPort Extreme Card problems - 09/24/12 08:12 AM

Go to Utilities folder and launch System Profiler.. lot's of info there.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: AirPort Extreme Card problems - 09/24/12 08:26 AM

Plug your serial number in here;

http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

If the machine did not come with an airport card you can't just put one in. It was a factory or Apple Tech installation only, it required more than just the card.

If you need wireless this should work. It should be plug and play, no driver needed. It does come with a driver CD though if you need one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180556350408
Posted by: papabill

Re: AirPort Extreme Card problems - 09/24/12 09:17 AM

According to the Serial Number identifier, it's a Late 2004 model G5.

I already have several wireless cards distributed by TrendWare. This one look nearly exactly like one of them. Would one of the ones I have work? Or does it have to be made for Mac architecture?
Posted by: papabill

Re: AirPort Extreme Card problems - 09/24/12 09:22 AM

Originally Posted By: NucleusG4
Go to Utilities folder and launch System Profiler.. lot's of info there.


That is where all the info came from.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: AirPort Extreme Card problems - 09/24/12 11:01 AM

Originally Posted By: papabill
According to the Serial Number identifier, it's a Late 2004 model G5.

I already have several wireless cards distributed by TrendWare. This one look nearly exactly like one of them. Would one of the ones I have work? Or does it have to be made for Mac architecture?
I don't know whivj ones you have exactly, but just plug them in and try. If they fit it won't blow anything up even if they don't work.
Posted by: steveg

Re: AirPort Extreme Card problems - 09/24/12 12:04 PM

Did that model motherboard even support the Extreme?
Posted by: Jim_

Re: AirPort Extreme Card problems - 09/24/12 12:42 PM

Yes, but Airport was an option, not standard equipment like it is now.