After unsucessfully wiring it up, I found the reviews posted on OSXwifi card helpful. Fair warning, it can be a bit of a pain to pop on the antenna cables, and the label flags can be jammed down.
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Its MUCH easier if you plug in the cables before you seat the card into the slot. I learned this the hard way the first time I install a wiifi card in a Mac Pro. The card will require the screw to seat properly so try not to lose it the card will function even if not buckled down. OS X I tested Airdrop, bluetooth and the 5 GHz ac band on my wifi.
Everything works like it should. Step 4 Wiring it up The instructions that came with my card are scant at best, and mislabeled for the antenna cables. It took a little trial and error to get my wifi card working. I found the same info in an old post in the Apple Forum. Does any of this look familiar to you?
If yes … then we might be looking at a different problem. Is the antenna cable still connected for example? Well, as far as I can see, your BT should just work … hmm. YEs, i removed all the OLD stuff, so now i have none… and still, it cant find any new ones. I am a proud owner of a Mac pro which was upgraded from 3. Apart from Macvidcards, is there another vendor where I can purchase one from for a decent price?
Based in the UK by the way. The frequencies for newer WiFi cards are still the same as the older cards.
Dito for Bluetooth. Maybe others would like to share what they have been using? Thanks for posting this. It took forever to get the wires hooked up and I lost a screw but I got it going. Thanks again.
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to post a thank you! I have now taken out the fan unit and still no sign of any antenna wires. Mine was a as well. It might of course be that the wires were not installed or removed.
Thanks for responding! Took out some orange and red colored connectors and was able to spot some little wires that turned out to be the antennae—wow those suckers were really hidden! Thanks a million Hans! They were right where you said they would be. However, I do have the BT wire. Would it be behind the logic board then? I doubt the wires would be underneath the logic board. Jonathan see posts just above yours found the wires there.
Alright, thank you! I also have the early edition mac pro. Hopefully you found your wires. Mine were easy because one of the labels was visible.
I just used the tweezers to tug it out. For anybody still looking, after you take out the drive bays, just look straight down along where you removed the bays. The gap at the bottom, between the circuit board and the chasis, is where I found mine. Thank you for posting a token of appreciation! Yes, the comment about using a flat-head screwdriver to push the miniature connectors into place worked a treat.
I was able to connect both cables securely. Glad to hear it worked well voor you too. Have fun! Apple has a pretty good record of keeping its drivers. Maybe other users can confirm? I installed my wifi card last night. I am a little annoyed that the card on Amazon showed it as an apple product and the photo showed apple FCC ID as well. Still installed fine and I am happy to be connected to the internet with my Mac Pro early edition. I could not connect the antennae wires myself. I did screw the card down and then handed it off to my wife.
Pro Tip, lay your iphone on the chasis and turn the flashlight on. The more light the better. She has smaller hands and was able to get the wires to snap on. The antenna wires snap in place rather easily if you push on them with the flat end of a flat-head screwdriver. Glad it worked well for you as well. First — thank u for taking the time to post this information.
At first I thought it was just using known WiFi access points.
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Screwing the WiFi card down. Genuine Apple WiFi cards will be detected right away. Mac Pro WiFi card ready for use.