November 21, 2008
OK… this is just to let you know how stupid I am and perhaps to give you a helpful hint in case you don’t know this either.
I recently switched from a slow, dial-up internet connection, to a high speed, wireless system. It works great on our laptops, (full bars) but it has never worked worth beans on my Mac G-5 Power PC (maybe one bar). Sometimes internet pages loaded as slowly as they did on dial-up.
Today I was struggling to listen to a radio station in Dallas over the internet and it kept buffering and cutting out, so I fired up my laptop and there was absolutely no problem streaming it at all. The problem had to be with my G-5.
I got out the owners manual and discovered that the metal box the G-5 is encased in pretty much blocks out a wireless signal and you have to plug a little external antenna (which is included) into the back of it to receive the signal.
I went into the attic, found the box the computer came in, opened it, and much to my surprise, found the little antenna. I plugged it in and all of a sudden I have FULL BARS and a great internet connection! HooHOO!